Unit 303 Essay

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Danielle Gallagher Unit 303 Support learning activities Outcome 1 Contribute to planning learning activities 1.1 Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities Although the class teacher is primarily responsible to plan, deliver and review all learning activities for the class, a teaching assistant can work alongside the teacher and make contributions that can improve the teachers plan, alter the delivery to make it more effective for pupil attainment and extend the teachers initial review. “Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process” and is vital in my role as a teaching assistant. I aim to describe how I aide the teacher to plan and deliver lessons and how I give feedback to the teacher about individual pupils, in order for the teacher make improvements in her planning and to be able to target individual children that are struggling. I will also give an example at the end to show how I effectively assisted in planning, delivery and the review of a lesson. Planning - the teacher will ask her staff to look over her planning and to give an opinion on it, if the staff feel there could be any improvements then they will tell the teacher. Delivery - we would make sure all the equipment needed for the lesson is all ready for when the pupils come to do the lesson. The teacher may ask for one member of staff to work 1-1 with a pupil to keep them on task, and the rest of the staff to support the other pupils. We would take our lead from the teacher and listen to what she wants us to do. Review - we would review the lesson at the end of the day and talk about what we thought went well and what we thought could do with improving. For example 6 out of 7 pupils really enjoyed the lesson on numbers and counting, however one pupil wasn't interested in
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