Outstanding Teaching Assistant Course

Focus: To demonstrate best practice and effective approaches to assisting in the classroom.

This 2 day course is designed to: increase knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning ; create opportunities for delegates to improve their effectiveness ; ensure progress in delegates’ performance as well as the progress the children make ; and enable delegates to demonstrate their advanced capability on a day-to-day basis as well as to outside agencies.

Cost:  £200 per person (plus VAT)

The instructors

Janine Blinko works as a consultant both independently and with other experienced consultants. She has worked in primary mathematics for many years at many different levels including: subject leader; advisory teacher (ESG funding); deputy head teacher in a large primary school; assessment writer for the National Tests and NfER; senior lecturer, teaching post-graduate trainees, and GTP trainees; author of articles and curriculum materials; CPD provider for a range of LAs and organisations; researcher for QCDA and the NCETM; and a consultant for BEAM Education, Osiris and  Smar+. Janine has a particular interest in Lesson Study as a highly effective form of CPD, and is actively involved in promoting children's and teachers’ enjoyment and positive view of themselves as creative learners of mathematics and is convinced that all children (and teachers) can be successful and happy mathematicians.

Andrew Binnell was a successful Essex Headteacher of two Church of England Primary (VA) schools, leading the latter to make the journey from Serious Weaknesses to Outstanding (2006 Ofsted Inspection) over a six year period. He founded Impetus Education Solutions Limited 3 years ago and now leads the company with the support of a team of 15 colleagues. His particular strength lies in supporting schools in making the journey from Good to Outstanding utilising the vast range of experiences and resources he has developed while making his own journey as a leader; he has supported a further 25 schools make the successful leap from Good to Outstanding over a period of almost 10 years. Andrew is a Registered Church School Inspector. He has led over 50 Inspections of church schools across the East of England.