Preparing To Help in Schools

Ref: C3743965

A short course to find out how to support children learning in fun ways. We will explore how children learn through play and how we can support this learning in all curriculum areas in a variety of fun ways. There will be a focus on literacy skills and how children learn to read, activities which aid the development of numeracy skills and how to support children's social, emotional and behavioural development. We will look at the subjects which make up the curriculum and discuss how we can best support children in all these subject areas. .

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College to bring Adult Education to the community.

Course aim

To give parents the background knowledge and confidence to become an effective parent helper in school and/or to help 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

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

  • Identify 3 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 for encouraging children's social, emotional and behavioural development.
  • Choose 3 personal targets or goals that they 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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • A notebook and pen are useful but handouts will be provided.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Level 2 Helping in Schools Level 2 SEND course

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Preparing To Help in Schools

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Waiting List 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

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