Introduction to Support and Teaching in Schools

Ref: C2226283

The course is structured in five sessions of 3 hours (15 hours). The course aims to equip parents with basic knowledge, skills and understanding in the area of : Learning through play The National Curriculum and EYFS Framework (brief information only at this stage) Supporting development in maths Supporting development in spoken language/ reading Supporting development in writing Supporting development in science/technology Supporting social, emotional and behavioural development.

Additional information about this course

Referrals for students through Clarion.

Course aim

To give parents the background knowledge and confidence to become an effective parent helper in school and helping their children's learning at home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Parents taking a first step into the world of education.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify three ways children can develop their learning through play.
  • List 3 practical strategies to support children's development in literacy.
  • List 3 practical strategies to support children's development in maths.
  • List 3 practical strategies to encouragee children's social, emotional and behavioural development.
  • Choose 3 personal targets or goals that you will work towards as a result of completing this course.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Practical activities Tutor lead activities Group discussion and reflection Evaluation/ application

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progression could be to enrol into the Volunteers Helping in Schools course

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Introduction to Support and Teaching in Schools

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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