Unit 2 Support Learning Activitiew

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UNIT 2 - Support learning activities 1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant you will contribute with the teachers to planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant time should be made to discuss and review pupils’ work with teachers, this can be formal or informal. Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process. EVALUATING TEACHING - Supporting the teacher in delivering the plan with a child or group of children. - Preparing the resources. PLANNING - Long term (Year Plan) - Medium term (each term or half a term) - Short term (weekly or daily plan) Involvement of a teaching assistant You can bring to the Plan - Resources - Suggestions - Experience - Knowledge of the children Although teachers will have completed long term plans for classes and groups, as a teacher assistant you may be asked to discuss and plan with them activities on a weekly basis. You will be working with the teacher to ensure that the work you are covering fits in with activities and topics planned. If you are not part of the planning you can still speak to the teacher about what will be happening and offer ideas and suggestions of your own. 1.1 continued Role of teacher Role of teaching assistant • To be responsible for planning and preparing to the National or Early Years Curriculum • To plan and prepare work alongside the teacher • To teach pupils according to their educational needs • To support learning activities • To access, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils • To assess/evaluate children’s work as directed by the teacher • To take responsibility for all other adults within
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