Day one of the next cohort will take place on Wednesday 16th September. If you cannot attend this date, please contact us and we will let you know future dates.
Day 1 – Wednesday 16 September whole day am (9:00 -12:00) TAs and LT / pm (1:00 – 3:30) TAs only
Day 2 – Wednesday 14 October am TAs only (allocate according to interventions going ahead)
Day 3 – Wednesday 11 November am TAs only (allocate according to interventions going ahead)
Day 4 – Wednesday 25 November am TAs only (allocate according to interventions going ahead)
Day 5 – Wednesday 16 December am TAs and LTs (allocate according to interventions going ahead)
This training course provides targeted use of the Pupil Premium and supports the National Curriculum for English. It will enable teaching assistants, teachers and link teachers to adapt sessions to meet children’s needs and develop their reading subject knowledge and pedagogy.
Participants would usually teach a small group of children for half an hour four times a week. Sessions are based on the books and help the children to overcome difficulties, develop their skills and enjoy reading.
During the Project X Training, participants will develop their:
- Subject knowledge and effectiveness
- Overall strategy for tackling underachievement in reading
- Ability to support children, increasing their confidence and passion for reading
They will receive training and guidance, telephone and email support from an ECC accredited and experienced, school-based trainer. We recommend a standardised reading test to measure impact.
For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.
About the Course Leader
Denise Harris – Adviser, Services For Education
Denise has 25 years’ 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.