Preparing to Help in Schools

Ref: C3744909

A short course to find out how to support children's learning in fun ways. This short course is aimed at parents wishing to find out new ways of helping their children at school and prepares those who wish to become helpers in a primary school/EYFS learning environment.

Additional information about this course

In partnership with East Surrey College

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 in the home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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?

  • 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Preparing to Help in Schools

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by East Surrey College

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 2019
  • 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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