Support for Secondary Teaching Assistants

Support for Secondary Teaching Assistants 

Type: Work Group For: Secondary Teaching Assistants
Time: 6 half days Cost: Free of charge

This Work Group aims to support Secondary Teaching Assistants in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the classroom. The training offers practical advice for support within the classroom or for small group intervention.

The Work Group will cover 6 main topic areas of Maths:

Number: Additive Reasoning

Number: Multiplicative Reasoning

Number: Calculation Methods

Application: Money

Application: Telling the Time

Application: Algebra

Participants will develop greater understanding of mathematical concepts and pedagogy. Consideration will be given to common misconceptions and practical approaches to dealing with these.

Pupil outcomes

Pupils will demonstrate a positive attitude towards Maths, being willing to have a go, persevere, and share their mathematical ideas

Practice development

Participants will review their practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to support the pupils they are working with.

Professional learning

Participants will enhance their Maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered e.g. understand the forms of multiplication and division, including the precise language, structures, and representations

This programme is designed for secondary teaching assistants who are supporting maths either within Maths classrooms or in small group intervention, and who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching Maths.

This work group may be particularly relevant for new teaching assistants or teaching assistants who have not received any Maths-specific training.


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