A specially trained teaching assistant delivers 24-30 half-hour sessions to a group of up to four children. The sessions focus on number and calculation, developing children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills.
The sessions are lively and active, engaging children in real life contexts that are both stimulating and fun.
Each topic starts with a simple assessment that helps the teaching assistant to tailor sessions to the children’s needs.
Day one of the next cohort will take place on Friday 2nd October. If you cannot attend this date, please contact us and we will let you know future dates.
Day 1 – Friday 2 October whole day am TAs and LT
Day 2 – Friday 23 October am/pm TAs only (am/pm allocated according to intervention)
Day 3 – Friday 13 November am/pm TAs only (am/pm allocated according to intervention)
Day 4 – Friday 11 December am/pm TAs only (am/pm allocated according to intervention)
Day 5 – Friday 22 January am/pm TAs and LTs (am/pm allocated according to intervention)
Services For Education is a provider of Every Child Counts which provides professional development, training and resources for school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants in and beyond the UK. It is run by Edge Hill University on a not-for-profit basis and was set up with support from the DfE.
It is run by Edge Hill University on a not-for-profit basis and was set up with support from the DfE.
For further information about the programme please visit the Every Child Counts website here.
During the 1stClass@Number in Mathematics training, participants will develop:
- Subject knowledge and increase effectiveness
- Overall strategy for tackling mathematical misconceptions
- Ability to support children, increasing their attainment, enjoyment and engagement in mathematics
You will receive interactive and easily-adaptable session plans, online guidance and downloadable resources, access to the ECC data system and telephone and email support.
For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.
About Denise Harris: Assessment and Interventions Adviser
Denise has more than 25 years of experience as a qualified teacher (B.Ed, Hons) working in schools and an Education Action Zone. She became a local authority primary consultant in 2003 with a focus on mathematics and assessment. In this role she gained accreditation as an Every Child Counts (ECC) Teacher leader and was awarded an MA in Early Mathematics from Edge Hill University. She has also successfully completed the NCETM Primary Professional Development Lead Support Programme gaining recognition as being accredited and up-to-date on current thinking on national mathematics priorities.
The focus of her current role is the management and delivery of the statutory assessment contract for moderation and monitoring on behalf of Birmingham LA. Through this role, and as an active member of AAIA, she works closely with other moderation managers both locally and nationally.