Have ready some extra tasks to be done if there is a need for an extension Then assess the results link the topic with examples that the pupils can relate to. Ask the students for other uses for the information given. Leave some homework or task to do at home with a parent or carer. Encourage to do some extra activities like keeping a diary. Question 2: Describe your role in delivering learning activities. Even tough my role will depend on the school and my experience, understanding the activity and the pupils is a must.
My role consists of assisting the teacher by preparing the learning environment to meet the need of all the pupils in the class and providing the appropriate learning activities and materials. Supervising an individual or small group of pupils, always maintaining their safety and interacting with them to focus their attention on the learning potential of the learning materials. Using praise and encouragement to help pupils participate fully and observe their responses during the process. Question 3: make a list of the things expected from you as part of your role upporting an individual pupil or group of pupils. Helping the pupils access the subject matter that has been provided by the teacher, supervise them during different activities and encourage them to learn in an independent manner. Ensure their safety and general welfare. Facilitate their physical, emotional, social and educational development. To assist with sick children and deal with minor cuts and grazes. To promote and reinforce the self-esteem of all pupils and encourage acceptance and the inclusion of those pupils with special educational needs
Question 4: Think about your role and responsibilities as teacher assistant. List examples of your own general and specific tasks. As a teacher assistant I must know the school policies and procedures and understanding my role and responsibilities in relation to them. To attend staff meetings and training sessions and acquire the full range of skills and knowledge that the job requires from me to do a satisfactory work. As a teacher assistant I also must help with the preparation and organization of the learning environment as directed by the teacher.
Work in partnership with the teacher to prepare and maintain the learning environment, for example by helping to prepare in advance the lessons and/or teaching aids, preparing the rooms, materials and equipment. Making sure the equipment and materials are clean, safe and in their place and put them away once they are not needed any more. observing and recording the progress of the pupils during the activities and discuss later with the teacher the results I must support the pupils by understanding their learning and physical needs, and responding appropriately to them.
I also must check the pupils work, if necessary help them to catch up, encourage them to correct their own mistakes and provide them with support to learn independently. In order to do that I must develop a positive working relationship with the pupils. That can be achieved by listening to them, gaining their trust and confidence, always respecting and valuing them, knowing that children must be safe at all times. Other specific tasks I must do include helping the students, by taking notes for them if necessary, listening to them as they read, playing games with one individual pupil or a small group, read to them.
Assisting them with special equipment. Clarifying meanings or ideas as well as activities if necessary. Refer to the teacher any problems or difficulties I cannot solve on my own Question 5: Briefly describe the role of the teaching assistant in relation to the teacher. The teacher’s role is to plan lessons, direct and assess pupils learning. The role of the teaching assistant is to support the teacher in planning, delivering and evaluating learning activities and also, under the teacher’s direction to give support to the class, whether it is the whole class, small groups or individuals.
Question 6: Briefly outline the role and responsibilities of the headteacher; deputy/assistant headteacher, SENCO, Key-stage coordinators; subject coordinators; class/subject teachers. The headteacher is responsible for all the pupils in the school, and along with the deputy/assistant headteacher, Senco and Key-stage Coordinators, is responsible for the creation and and maintenance of the learning environment throughout the school as a whole. The class/subject teacher, on the other hand, is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of an appropriate learning environment within their own classroom and subject area.
Question 7: Give examples of how to promote independent learning, e. g. Using ICT skills. First by establishing clear procedures, pupils must know what to do during the activity and after finishing. Assign open-ended learning activities, so the pupils can choose what they want to talk about, or what book to read or what kind of game they want to play, since this will give them a sense of ownership in their learning. Guide the students through questions, so they can find the answer by themselves.
Ask questions to reflect on what they have done and how it helps them. Provide assessment and feedback. Encourage pupils to work in groups and help each other. Encourage students to predict the results of the activities or how well they did on tests. Setting challenging and realistic learning goals encourage pupils to keep learner diaries. Question 8: what strategies can be used to support pupils in learning activities. Pupils can be supported by using many strategies, for example ole play, teaching trough discussion, familiarise them with the topic or finding out what they think or know about a specific subject by asking questions. Allowing pupils to “show” rather than “tell”, model activities before the pupils carry them out, using flash cards, kinaesthetic activities such as playing “Simon says” or “walk the shape” using word games, such as “taboo”, using examples that are culturally available to all pupils. Using writing frames. Using dictionaries. Allowing the pupils to practice before answering. Activities such as “Show and tell”. Allowing self-assessment.