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Workforce Planning and DevelopmentServiceBuilding Capacity for Brighter FuturesCourse Brochure: Summer 20091


WelcomeThis is the second edition of the Children’s Services Workforce Developmentcourse brochure.It is recognised that everyone who works in a school has a part to play in raising standards andgiving children a better start in life. People working in support roles are at the heart of schoolreform. The rapid growth in support staff numbers, the emergence of new higher level andspecialist roles, and evidence from many research studies confirm that support staff are playingan essential role in school improvement – making schools more efficient, enriching experiencesfor children and strengthening teaching and learning.This brochure contains details of development opportunities provided by our service, during theSummer Term, which may be appropriate to support staff in schools.In this issue you will find information on the new Support Work in Schools Parent SupportAdvisor qualification along with a range of NVQ’s in Supporting Teaching and Learning andNVQ training for cleaners and caretakers.There is also a range of development for Teaching Assistants who wish to work towards HLTAstatus and opportunities to provide Support Staff with skills that will enable them to make effectiveuse of ICT to support pupils learning.At the back of this brochure are course application forms, which can be photocopied and usedto apply for any of the courses outlined. In addition details of all the courses and an onlinenomination form can also be found on our website www.mewan.net.The courses contained within this brochure are all funded through the Workforce Planning andDevelopment Service. In addition full or part funding may be available towards the qualificationslisted within the brochure.However registered delegates who do not turn up for the course, without cancelling 5 workingdays prior to the commencement of the course, will be subject to a charge of £35, which will beinvoiced to the school. Terms and conditions apply to all course bookings and the details canalso be found on the mewan website above. You must seek approval from your line manager /head teacher prior to applying for training courses.The Workforce Planning and Development Service always welcome feedback on its activities. Ifyou require any further information, or wish to comment on any of the developmentopportunities detailed in this publication, please contact: s.gregory1@manchester.gov.2


Developing Teaching AssistantsThe following courses are linked to the revised professional standards for Higher LevelTeaching Assistants and are open to Teaching Assistants who have individual developmentneeds and may require underpinning knowledge so individuals are able to work towards HLTAstatus.3


Who is it for?Thinking About Higher Level Teaching Assistant StatusTeaching Assistants who are considering applying for HLTA status in the future and schoolmentors/line managers who wish to gain an understanding of the HLTA process.Aims and objectives:To provide Teaching Assistants with information regarding HLTA Status, such as criteria andapplication processes.Teaching Assistants and other members of staff will have the opportunity to find out how to worktowards gaining the HLTA Status. A HLTA assessor and HLTA will be available to provideinformation, advice and guidance.There will be an explanation about the HLTA status and the standards needed to achieve it.This will also cover the application process in Manchester, covering what routes are availableand how to complete the application.A HLTA currently working in a Manchester school will talk about their role and how this worksfor them. They will be giving a realistic but positive outlook on what achieving the status hasmeant to their professional development.Assessors from Prime Consortium will be there to explain what to expect if you are successful ingaining funding to access the Preparation & Assessment. In order to attain the HLTA statusthey will cover workload, the role of the assessor and the process of the school visit andinterview.Dates & VenuesBriefing 09.06.2009 4:00pm – 5:00pmTo be held at Victoria Mill.4


HLTA Preparation & AssessmentWho is it for?A three-day course and a one-day workshop for experienced Teaching Assistants workingtowards HLTA status, who have applied and been successful in securing funding.Course Objectives• To prepare candidates for HLTA assessment• To ensure candidates understand the professional standards• To brief and support candidates on completing their written tasks and producing evidence• To ensure candidates know about and understand the assessment process.Dates & VenuesDay one 19.05.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmDay two 20.05.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmWorkshop 23.06.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmDay three 06.07.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmThe closing date for the next round of HLTA applications is Monday 20 April 2009.The next HLTA funding panel will be held on 24 th April 2009. Applications will be considered anda letter will be sent out to those who have been successful.Please email lyndsay.young@manchester.gov.uk or telephone 07795 614004 for moreinformation. You can also check www.mewan.net for information, and to download anapplication form.The closing date for the summer term applications will be available at:www.mewan.net/teachingassistants6


Behaviour ManagementThis course is linked to the revised HLTA standards and is ideal for teaching assistants whowish to further develop their behaviour management skills.Who is it for?Teaching Assistants who wish to develop underpinning knowledge and may wish to worktowards HLTA status.Course Objectives• Awareness of the broad principles which promote positive behaviour• Understanding the key factors that can affect expectations of behaviour• Knowing a range of practical techniques to help pupils achieve acceptable behaviour andmanage anger and conflict• Appreciating how the broad principles of positive behaviour management relate to currentbehaviour policies and practices• Understanding what causes anger and conflict and what constitutes unacceptablebehaviour• Recognising the differences between aggressive, passive and assertive attitudes whenreacting to children’s anger and conflict• Promote good relationships between pupils and with parentsDate & VenueOne Day 17.06.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmThe course will be held at Victoria Mill.7


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)This course is linked to the revised HLTA standards. It is suitable for teaching assistants whowish to further develop their own use of ICT and develop their understanding of how ICT can beused to support and advance pupils learning.Who is it for?Teaching Assistants who wish to develop underpinning knowledge and may wish to worktowards HLTA status.Course Objectives• To enhance understanding of how ICT can support teaching and learning• To know how to use ICT to advance pupils’ learning• To develop areas of own ICT skills• To be able to use common ICT tools for own and pupils’ benefit• To provide a selection of teaching resources that meet the diversity of pupils’ needs andinterests• To demonstrate how to contribute to maintaining and analysing records of learners’ progress• To be able to use ICT to acquire further knowledge and materials.Date & VenueDay one 18.06.2009 9:30am to 3:30pmDay two 25.06.2009 9:30am to 3:30pmThe course will be held at St. Matthews High School.8


Teaching and LearningThis course is linked to the revised HLTA standards and is suitable for teaching assistants whowork with individuals, groups or whole classes. It will support TA’s in providing an effectivelearning experience, which will support pupils to advance their learning.Who is it for?Teaching Assistants who wish to develop underpinning knowledge and may wish to worktowards HLTA status.Course Objectives• To understand the key factors that affect children and young people’s learning andprogress• Provide clearly structured activities that interest and motivate the learner and advancetheir learning• Support the inclusion of children and young people in learning activities• To be able to contribute to the selection and preparation of resources suitable for childrenand young people’s interests and abilities.Date & VenueDay one 09.06.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.9


Whole Class ManagementThis course is linked to the revised HLTA standards and is ideal for teaching assistants whotake whole classes and may guide the work of others. It is also suitable for staff who may wishto move in to this role in the future.Who is it for?Teaching Assistants who wish to develop underpinning knowledge and may wish to worktowards HLTA status.Course Objectives• To look at strategies advancing the learning of whole classes• To devise clearly structured activities that interest & motivate learners• To help develop the skills of working with adults and pupils• Establishing constructive relationships with children & young people• Demonstrating positive values and attitudes• Knowing when and where to seek advice• Feeding back to teachers and pupils• Organising and managing learning activities safely• To consider communicating with and guiding others.Date & VenueOne Day 02.06.2009 9:30am - 3:30pmThe course will be held at Manchester College’s One Central Park venue.10


Effective Midday SupervisionThe midday break can be a difficult time for pupils in schools an also for staff responsible fortheir supervision. This course will help midday supervisors develop an understanding ofstrategies to support the pupils and themselves during the midday break.Who is it for?This course is aimed at developing the skills of midday supervisors.Course objectives• The roles and responsibilities of the midday supervisor• The principles of behavior management and an examination of behaviour policies,including rewards and sanctions and dealing with bullying• How to support children’s emotional development, social interaction and inclusion• The important of teamwork, observation and recording• Midday activities and organisation.Dates & VenuesOne day 19.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmTo be held at Overseas House, Room 3C.11


Reviewer SkillsThe course is designed to enable staff that will be conducting reviews for other support staff toidentify and develop the skills they will need to do this effectively.Who is it for?This course is ideal for staff who are identified as reviewers of support staff within their school orbe aspiring to that role and who will be conducting reviews for support staff and may wish torefresh their knowledge.Course ObjectivesBy the end of the half-day session participants will understand:• The importance of preparation for the review• How to structure the review• The range of skills required to conduct an effective review• The role of CPD• How to set objectives• Be able to use the process effectively, to achieve a positive experience for both parties.Date & VenueOne day 12.06.2009 9:30am – 12:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.12


Pastoral Leadership for Teaching Assistants in Secondary SchoolsTeaching Assistants now play an important part of the personal and social well being of pupils,with whom they work, supporting the pastoral care provided by other members of staff. Thisevent sets out to explore the responsibilities and duties expected of any Teaching Assistant whoundertakes a pastoral role, considering specific areas in which issues may arise and highlightsthe need for a whole school approach to pastoral leadership. The event will focus upon four keyareas with a practical participatory theme throughout the day.Who is it for?This course is ideal for Teaching Assistants who undertake a pastoral role with a secondaryschool.Session 1Responsibilities and duties – including behaviour management, child protection, social andemotional development and transition issues.Session 2Communication – including high quality relationships, sensitivity, confidentiality and empathy.Session 3Working with others – including colleagues, teaching staff, parents and outside agencies.Session 4Overcoming barriers to learning – including behaviour, poor attendance and personal issues.Date & VenueOne Day 10.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmTo be held at Committee Room 4 in Manchester Town Hall.13


Five-day Induction Training Programme for Teaching AssistantsThe teaching assistant induction programme will provide up to date information for TeachingAssistants and practical advice on how they can enhance their classroom practice. It willprovide training and support for Teaching Assistants in the following areas:• Role and context of Support in School• Special Education Needs• Behaviour Management• Literacy• Numeracy• Every Child Matters• Career Guidance/Professional DevelopmentEveryone who works in schools has a part to play in raising standards and giving children abetter start in life. Induction training helps new teaching assistants to understand their role, feelconfident in their work and be effective members of the school team. The training complementsschool based induction, providing an introduction to important topics, such as Every ChildMatters, the national curriculum and ways to maintain behaviour development in education.The training covers the essential knowledge and skills that all support staff need and there aretargeted separate sets of materials for primary teaching assistants and secondary teachingassistants.Optional modules are also available in understanding how children learn, ICT in teaching andlearning plus English as an additional language.The secondary teaching assistant’s induction programme includes modules in role and context,literacy, mathematics, behaviour management and inclusion. Optional modules are alsoavailable in English as an additional language, and science.Who is it for?This course is aimed at new teaching assistants to help them understand their role, feelconfident in their work and be effective members of the school team.What will I achieve?On successfully completing the induction programme a certificate from Manchester AdultEducation Services will be issued for attendance and successfully completed assignments ofthe programme.How to applyPlease contact Karen Calame on 0161 234 5675 for an application form and further information.14


Dates & VenuesDay One 08.05.2009 9:00am – 4:00pmDay Two 15.05.2009 9:00am – 4:00pmDay Three 22.05.2009 9:00am – 4:00pmDay Four 05.06.2009 9:00am – 4:00pmDay Five 12.06.2009 9:00am – 4:00pmAll sessions are to be held at Victoria Mill Adult Learning Centre.15


Interactive Whiteboard TrainingThis one-day course will cover the following topics:• How an interactive whiteboard can be used to enhance teaching and learning• How to set up the whiteboard• Basic Design using the Notebook software• Manoeuvre through Notebook Software• Interacting with PowerPoint, video and the Internet using the Whiteboard.Who is it for?This course is aimed at teaching assistants who wish to develop their skills around the use ofinteractive whiteboards.Dates & VenuesCourse one 05.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmTo be held at St. Matthews High School.Course two 26.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmTo be held at Trinity City Learning Centre.16


Practical Lesson PlanningParticipants will learn how to put the theory of lesson planning into practice. They will also learnhow to use a computer to access lesson plans and resources from different sites on the internetand then how to adapt and amend them using different programmes on their computers.Who is it for?This course is ideal for those who contribute towards planning lessons, are involved, or maybecome involved, in PPA or are working towards HLTA Status for the near, or more distant,future.Course Objectives• To be familiar with the principles of good planning• To develop the basic ICT skills required for planning• To be able to navigate the QCA website as an aid to planning• To use the internet as a rich source of material to add interest to planning• To produce half-termly units of work to match differing circumstances• To explore learning styles and apply these to the planning process• To begin to develop materials which can form part of an Emergency Resources pack.The course will also provide candidates with the skills and evidence towards some of the HLTAstandards.Date & VenueOne day 13.05.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Trinity City Learning Centre.17


Who is it for?Cover Supervisor TrainingThis two-day course is ideal for Teaching Assistants in Primary or Secondary Schools who areor may be required to provide cover supervision.Module 1 – Survival Kit• Understand what is expected of you as a Cover Supervisor• Identify communication strategies to enable you to work more effectively with theclassroom teacher• Develop the role by setting professional standards• Know how to establish your presence in the classroom• Develop your own ‘kit bag’ for surviving in the classroom• Identify appropriate resources for emergency cover.Module Two - Behaviour• Identify useful routines and practices in the classroom• Understand how to diffuse conflict• Put into practice prevention techniques• Know how to use praise, reward and sanctions effectively• Know how to create a positive classroom climate• Know how to use the language of choice.Module 3 – How Children Learn• Become familiar with the theories of learning and their impact in the classroom• Understand what motivates children to learn• Become aware of the government agenda for learning• Know about Gardner’s intelligences• Identify your own preferred learning style• Understand the implications of personalised learning as they affect the Cover Supervisor• Understand the impact of music in the classroom• Mind Map• Understand how the Cover Supervisor can promote an inclusive classroom.18


Module 4 – Health and Safety / Recording Incidents• Develop awareness of basic safety requirements of the role• Know the responsibilities of the Cover Supervisor in relation to Health and Safety issues• Develop awareness of classroom safety• Consider child health and safety issues such as bullying, drug abuse, child protectionand how they impact on the role of Cover Supervisor• Know how to record a range of incidents professionally.Each delegate will receive a comprehensive portfolio of all the materials used in training.Dates & VenuesDay one 04.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmDay two 17.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Manchester College’s One Central venue19


Out of School Learning ActivitiesThis one day course is ideal for school support staff who are, or may be involve in thepreparation, organisation or implementation of out of school learning activities and wish toensure that not only is the activity well planned, safely executed, but that it is an effectivelearning experience for all learners.Who is it for?This course is ideal for school support staff which, are or may be involve in the preparation,organisation or implementation of out of school learning activities. It is also ideal for TeachingAssistants who are working towards achieving HLTA status.Course objectivesCourse participants will explore how out of school learning activities can:• Effectively support classroom delivery• Extend and enhance the curriculum• Help to motivate and engage learners• Participants will also consider the statutory requirements regarding Out of SchoolActivities, the need for clear school policies ad procedure and the purpose of a riskassessment.The course will be delivered using a range of teaching and learning techniques. Participants willbe involved in discussion, games and trainer led activities. There will be an opportunity forcolleagues to reflect upon the effectiveness of their present practice with others.Date & VenueOne day 25.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.20


Behaviour Management for Special Needs Support StaffThere is increasing emphasis within mainstream and special schools upon the inclusion andretention of children and young people with additional needs. This has resulted in an increasingnumber of support staff working within schools and the changing role of on-site units andspecial schools. The main aim of the course is to develop the personal skills and awareness ofstaff in dealing with a broad range of learning difficulties and disabilities, in particular morechallenging behaviours.Who is it for?This course is aimed at developing the skills of Special Needs support staff.Course Objectives:• Gain a broad awareness and understanding of special needs / LDD issues• Discuss the background to main areas of concern, the wide range of ability levels andhow to recognise and promote achievement• Examine the issue of managing difficult behaviours. Develop techniques of improvingpersonal skills and assertiveness without being confrontational• Develop skills as a team member both within the school and with other agencies• Gain skills to improve achievement and personal effectiveness.Dates & VenuesOne-day 11.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.21


Primary English Games ExploredThe training will help equip Teaching Assistants with the skills, knowledge and the confidence toenhance the support they can offer to pupils and enable them to take an active role in raisingstandards. This training aims to be informative, supportive, empowering, reflective andenjoyable.The day is made up of an introductory session followed by 3 workshops. The day will involvetrainer led instruction and guidance, group work, lots of games and practical activities,discussion and shared reflection on effective practice.Who is it for?This course is designed for Teaching Assistants who support individual pupils, groups andwhole classes in Primary English and wish to put fun back into the subject. The course issuitable for those working towards HLTA or who have achieved the HLTA status.Course ContentIntroduction• The importance of English and firm foundation• English fears and misconceptions• The importance of games and fun in English.Workshop 1Games to enhance speaking and listening.Workshop 2Games to enrich writing.Workshop 3Games to extend reading.What’s next? A consideration of options and possibilities for further professional development.Dates & VenueOne-day 03.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.22


Primary Maths Games ExploredThe training will help equip Teaching Assistants with the skills, knowledge and the confidence toenhance the support they can offer to pupils and enable them to take an active role in raisingstandards. This training aims to be informative, supportive, empowering, reflective andenjoyable.The day is made up of an introductory session followed by 3 workshops. The day will involvetrainer led instruction and guidance, group work, lots of games and practical activities,discussion and shared reflection on effective practice.Who is it for?This course is designed for Teaching Assistants who support individual pupils, groups andwhole classes in Primary Mathematics and wish to put fun back into the subject! The course issuitable for those working towards HLTA or who have achieved the HLTA status.Course Content:Introduction• The importance of maths and firm foundations• Maths fears and misconceptions• The importance of games and fun in maths.Workshops 1Games ideas for starters, extensions and reviews.Workshop 2Maths through darts, dice and decks of cards.Workshop 3Maths’ games reviewed.What’s next?A consideration of options and possibilities for further professional development.Dates & VenueCandidates will each receive a practical toolbox full of ideas and games!One-day 22.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.23


Primary Science Games ExploredThe training will help equip Teaching Assistants with the skills, knowledge and the confidence toenhance the support they can offer to pupils and enable them to take an active role in raisingstandards. This training aims to be informative, supportive, empowering, reflective andenjoyable.The day is made up of an introductory session followed by 3 workshops. The day will involvetrainer led instruction and guidance, group work, lots of games and practical activities,discussion and shared reflection on effective practice.Who is it for?This course is designed for Teaching Assistants who support individual pupils, groups andwhole classes in Primary Science classes and wish to put fun back into the subject! The courseis suitable for those working towards HLTA or who have achieved the HLTA status.Course Content:Introduction• The importance of Science and firm foundations• Science fears and misconceptions• The importance of games and fun in Science.Workshops 1Ideas for starters, extensions and reviews.Workshop 2Kitchen science.Workshop 3Science through balloons and straws.What’s next?A consideration of options and possibilities for further professional development.Dates & VenueCandidates will each receive a practical toolbox full of ideas and games!One-day 16.09.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.24


Involving Parents/Carers in Children’s LearningThis course will look at how to involve parents in their children’s learning from the beginningthrough running effective meetings for parents/carers at the start of a new school year. Thecourse will outline a model that can be adapted and personalised to each school includingpublicity, recruitment, content, style, environment, timescale and key people to involve.The session will draw on existing expertise, school situations and explore a range of creativeideas.Who is it for?This course is aimed at Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Parent Support Advisors and ParentalInvolvement Coordinators in Primary Schools.Date & VenueOne-day 11.06.2009 9:15am – 12:00pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.25


Working with Parents to Develop Effective Parental InvolvementA developing problem facing many managers, teachers and pastoral support staff within anumber of secondary, primary and special schools is how to create and develop more effectiveparental involvement in the learning process to raise achievement.The emphasis is on developing the skills and strategies to promote more effective teamworkwith parents/carers of uncooperative and under achieving pupils.Who is it for?The course is suitable for pastoral staff, mentors and teaching assistants.Course Objectives:• To examine key areas for concern• Promote methods to access and involve difficult parents /carers• Examine models of communication with all parents and carers• What are the current messages we are giving to parents and carers?• What can we do to promote more effective practice?Date & VenueOne-day 14.05.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.26


Creating a Purposeful Learning Environment DisplayAre you a teaching assistant regularly engaged in producing displays in your school or settingand wish to develop your knowledge and understanding of the importance of display in creatinga purposeful learning environment? Do you wish to enhance your skills in planning and creatingeffective displays, then this is the course for you.This course aims to help participants understand the importance of effective classroom displayas a significant factor in establishing and supporting a purposeful and effective learningenvironment. Participants will consider the many purposes of display, how display can enhanceteaching and learning and offer practical advice in creating a range of displays to a highstandard.Who is it for?The course is aimed at teaching assistants regularly engaged in producing displaysin school and wish to develop your knowledge and understanding of the importance of display increating a purposeful learning environment.Course Content• What do we mean by display, what are the purposes of display, who is it for?• What makes a good display?• Planning an effective, high quality display• Resources, artefacts and creating a display toolbox• Using colour, creating impact, establishing mood• When to label, what to label, how to label. Balancing image and print• Whose display is it anyway? Involving pupils.Dates & VenueOne-day 03.07.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmThis course will be held at Victoria Mill.27


Teaching Assistant Networks for TA’sWould you like to:• Have an opportunity to meet other Teaching Assistants with similar roles and share goodpractice?• Attend further continuous professional development (CPD) sessions?• Be kept up to date with national and Local Authority information relevant to TeachingAssistants and HLTA roles and responsibilities?• Contribute to identifying development opportunities, which would be useful to TeachingAssistants in your area?Look out for a meeting near you soon!Updates will be available online at www.mewan.net/teachingassistansThe focus for the summer term TA Network meeting is the Assessing Pupil Progress (APP)materials.Dates & VenueNorth East / West 24.06.2009The above meeting will be held at Chancellors Conference Centre in Fallowfield.South / Wythenshawe 25.06.2009The above meeting will be held at The Galleon Hotel in Didsbury.Central East / West 26.06.2009The above meeting will be held at One Central Park in Moston.28


Certificate of School AdministrationThe course takes approximately 6 months to complete and during that time you will attend 3one-day training events. In between these events you will keep in contact with your tutor andother group members through our dedicated online learning system and via email.To successfully complete the course you will submit your Learning Diary compiled by you duringthe programme. The Learning Diary will include:• A Professional Development Plan• A Personal Action Plan• A Learning Log – this will consist of your responses to the activities covered during theprogramme• A Work Project Report (between 2000 and 2500 words) - the report will focus upon anaspect of your role you wish to improve.Who is it for?This course is designed for staff working in a school office (with at least 12 months experience)that wish to develop themselves both personally and within their career in school administration/business management. The course activities are designed to encourage participant’s to applythe knowledge and skills. The course has three modules:Module One: Knowing your school• School organisation• School structure• Polices and Procedures• Delegation• Monitoring• Administrative processes.Module Two: Working with People• Motivating staff• Office roles• Communication skills• Interpersonal skills• Managing change• Team working.29


Module Three: Understanding my role• Managing information• Data security n protection• Information retrieval/searching• Technology for administration• Performance Management.What will I achieve?On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Institute of AdministrativeManagement (IAM) Certificate in Administrative Management and Manchester MetropolitanUniversity Certificate of School Administration.Dates & VenueIntroductory Briefing 13.05.2009 2:00pm – 3:00pmModule 1 24.06.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmModule 2 16.09.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmModule 3 18.11.2009 9:30am – 3:30pmHow to applyApplicants for this course will need to be:• Working within a school office with at least 12 months experience• Supported by your headteacher or line manager• Able to access the internet at home or a work.Please contact Stephen Henry at the Workforce Planning and Development Service on 0161203 3200 for an application form.30


NAPTA Team Leading Development ProgrammeThe Support Staff Team Leading development programme offers guidance for those withresponsibility for support staff. Through the programme participants will develop practical skillsthrough real life work.The programme is presented in two parts:• Leading a schools based team - covering aspects of staff management such asliaising, motivating, delegating and directing• Managing a team - covering aspects of team leadership such as training, appointing,reviewing and dealing with staff issues.Participants will compile a portfolio of evidence during the programme. This is assessed andthen sent to the Cambridge Institute of Technology (INTEC) for CACHE endorsed accreditation,thus gaining Support Staff Team Leader status.Who is it for?The programme is designed for any member of school staff who has duties as a team leader,or line manager of support staff including:• Site managers• Lead Teaching Assistants• Office Managers• School Business Managers• Senior Librarians.Dates & VenuesIntroductory BriefingTo be held at Victoria Mill.Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 410.06.2009 3:45pm – 4:45pm14.10.2009 9:00am - 12.30pm09.12.2009 9:00am - 12.30pm20.01.2010 9:00am - 12.30pm24.02.2010 9:00am - 12.30pmAll four of the Modules will be held at Trinity City Learning Centre.31


Support Workers in Schools for Parent Support Advisors (SWiS PSA)This qualification has been developed to recognise the skills and knowledge of staff that providesupport for parents to enable children and young people to realise their potential. It will alsoprovide knowledge and skills that may be transferable to similar roles in related contexts.The course aims to give participants an understanding of:• The needs of parents, children and young people you work with• Understand ethics, values and working practices of the school/organisation you work in• Engage and build good relationships with parents in ways that will improve theirchildren’s well-being and attainment• Provide relevant information about, and access to, appropriate support services• Work with parents to improve attendance and work to avoid exclusion.Who is it for?This qualification is offered at Certificate level for support staff in schools who work with pupilsand young people.• Provide support to parents in schools• Assist parents to access specialist services as part of the extended schools initiative• Have aspirations to work with parents in schools• Work in related roles.Delivery and Assessment of the QualificationThe qualification is delivered over three workshops followed by an evaluation workshop. It isassessed by a range of assessment methods including completion of worksheets, productevidence and personal statements of professional practice to assess performance and theknowledge and understanding that underpins the job role.An important part of the assessment is by witness testimony/observation statement by the classteacher, line manager or other suitably qualified expert. The tutor will give guidance on all thesemethods.There will be an additional time commitment within your school day to meet with assessors andgather evidence and this can vary depending on individual needs. The tutor will give guidanceon all these methods.What will I achieve?On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate in SWiS (PSA).Dates & VenueDay one 19.05.2009 9:30am – 12:30pmDay two 02.06.2009 9:30am – 12:30pmDay three 23.06.2009 9:30am – 12:30pmDay four 22.09.2009 9:30am – 12:30pmHow to applyPlease contact Stephen Henry at the Workforce Planning and Development Service on 0161203 3200 for an application form.32


Support Work in Schools (SWiS)Everyone who works in schools has a part to play in raising standards and giving children abetter start in life. This qualification has been introduced to recognise the knowledge and skillsyou have gained in your job role with a nationally recognised qualification.The SWiS Level 2 & 3 for Support Staff is a suite of qualifications designed to enable the fullrange of support staff to gain a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification putting them on thefirst rung of the CPD ladder with progression to Level 3 and HLTA.Who is it for?The qualifications are suitable for schools administrators, receptionists, library assistants,technicians, IT support workers, learning resources assistants, caretakers, site managers,cleaners, lunchtime organisers, special educational needs assistants and voluntary classhelpers.SWiS Level 2• Award 2 mandatory units + 1 optional unit - 3 units• Certificate 2 mandatory units + 2 optional units - 4 units.It is especially suitable for those working closely under the direction of their line manager who:• Want to gain a nationally recognised level 2 qualification or• Have one or more roles in schools or• Have not studied for some time or lack confidence in gaining a qualification to recognisethe knowledge and skills already gained or• Whose circumstances at the time may only allow for a shorter period of training andassessment or who work as volunteers.SWiS Level 3• Award 2 mandatory units - 2 units• Certificate 2 mandatory units + 2 optional units - 4 units.It is especially suitable for those who:• May or may not have completed L2 or• Work alongside their line manager with a significant degree of autonomy andresponsibility or• Lead a team of colleagues or direct the work of other adults.How to ApplyPlease contact Karen Calame on 0161 234 5675 for an application form and further information.33


NVQ Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsThe aim of the course is to develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a schoolenvironment as a Teaching Assistant. To achieve the NVQ you must complete seven units.You will study four mandatory units:• Help with classroom resources and records• Help with the care and support of pupils• Provide support for learning activities• Provide effective support for your colleagues.Plus three optional units from:• Support Literacy and Numeracy activities in the classroom• Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour• Support the maintenance of pupil safety and security• Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils• Support the use of ICT in the classroom.This course length will vary according to workplace and individual, although there is anexpectation that it will be completed within 6-12 months. An assessor will visit candidates intheir workplace to train, assess and review on a regular basis.On successfully completing the qualification you will be awarded the NVQ Level 2 SupportingTeaching and Learning in Schools. Teaching Assistants may then wish to continue their studiesby progressing to a Level 3 course.How to applyPlease contact Stephen Henry at the Workforce Planning and Development Service on 0161203 3200 for an application form.34


NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsThe aim of the course is to develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a schoolenvironment as a Teaching Assistant.To achieve the NVQ you must complete ten units. You will study six mandatory units:• Help to keep children safe• Support pupils learning activities• Promote positive behaviour• Develop and promote positive relationships• Support the development and effectiveness of work teams• Reflect on and develop practice.You then select four from a wide range of choices, including:• Support Literacy• Support Numeracy• Support bilingual / multilingual pupils• Support children with disabilities / SEN• Support gifted / talented children• Assist in the administration of medication• Escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out-of-school activities• Support learners by mentoring in the workplace• Enable young people to be active citizens• Organise and supervise travel• Liaise with parents, carers and families• Organise cover for absent colleagues• Lead and motivate volunteers.This course length will vary according to workplace and individual, although there is anexpectation that it will be completed within 6-12 months. An assessor will visit candidates intheir workplace to train, assess and review on a regular basis.On successfully completing the qualification you will be awarded the NVQ Level 3 SupportingTeaching and Learning in Schools.How to applyPlease contact Stephen Henry at the Workforce Planning and Development Service on 0161203 3200 for an application form.35


NVQ Level 2 Cleaning and Support ServicesThis course is designed to recognise your existing skills and create opportunities for selfdevelopment.Topics covered include:• Maintaining service delivery• Health and Safety• Working as a member of a team• Cleaning floor services manually• Cleaning furniture, fixtures, fittings and vertical surfaces manually• Cleaning toilets and washrooms manually• Use of floor cleaning equipment• Use of shampooing equipment• Stock control• Use of ladders• Use of a range of chemicals.You will be taught using a combination of open learning materials and workplace tutorial visits.You will be assessed through completion of workbooks and practical assessment.The course takes up to a year to complete and will be delivered and assessed within theworkplace.No formal qualifications are required, although you will need to demonstrate that you have thenecessary ability, enthusiasm and commitment to successfully complete the course. You mustalready be working in the cleaning sector.On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an NVQ Level 2 City &Guilds/BiCS Certificate.How to applyPlease contact Stephen Henry at the Workforce Planning and Development Service on 0161203 3200 for an application form.36


NVQ Level 2 Cleaning and Support Services (Caretaking)The aim of this course is to enable individuals to gain recognition for their existing caretakingskills and create opportunities for self-development.Students will study the following compulsory units:• Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety• Promote and maintain service delivery.Plus five Optional units from the list below:• Support the work of a team• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with customers• Control the use of resources• Communicate effectively in the workplace• Maintain grounds• Maintain site security• Control the use of premises by customers and contractors• Contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of premises.The course is delivered through a combination of open learning materials and workplace tutorialvisits. Students will be assessed through the completion of workbooks and practical.The course takes up to a year to complete and will be delivered and assessed within theworkplace.No formal qualifications are necessary, although you will need to demonstrate that you have thenecessary enthusiasm and commitment to successfully complete the course and you mustalready be working as a caretaker.Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Cleaning and Support Services(Caretaking) NVQ Level 2 by City and Guilds and a BiCS certificate.How to applyPlease contact Stephen Henry at the Workforce Planning and Development Service on 0161203 3200 for an application form.37


Foundation Degrees in Early Years or Supporting Teaching and LearningThe Workforce Planning and Development Service has a limited amount of funding available tosupport Teaching Assistants who wish to undertake a Foundation degree in either Early Yearsor Supporting Teaching and Learning.The funding is only available towards certain parts of the modules that make up the FoundationDegree. Therefore you will be required to self-fund part of the course.The criteria when applying for this funding is as follows:• Two years experience in an educational setting• Teaching Assistants who are currently working within a schools for at least five hours perweek.Successful completion either: An appropriate A Level NVQ Level 3 or equivalent A recognised access programme.The foundation degree courses will begin in September 2009.How to applyFor further information and an application form please contact Suzan Gregory on 0161 2033200.To enter a foundation degree you should have a minimum of one A-Level or equivalent ina relevant subject. You will also require a GCSE in English Language and Mathematics atgrade C or equivalent.The closing date for applications is Monday 8 th June 2009.*Please note applications will not be considered after this date38


Designated Senior Person Training (DSP)Who is it for?This training is aimed at staff who will take on the responsibility of being the designated ornamed person for child protection.Course Content• To prepare participants to recognise early signs of possible problems and child abuse• To introduce Attachment Theory and the Assessment Framework• To increase your confidence in your role in protecting children To build networks ofsupport.Aims and Objectives• To identify possible signs of neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse• To understand the theory around Attachment and the function of the AssessmentFramework• To identify the course of action you would take when you have concerns or a childdiscloses abuse to you and identify the appropriate contacts, in compliance withManchester's Child Protection Procedures• To understand the role of the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board• To gain knowledge of Every Child Matters and the Change for Children Programme andrecognise the national framework in relation to safeguarding children• To identify personal and organisational good practice to safeguard the welfare ofchildren.Dates & Venue09.07.2009 9:00am – 4:00pm14.09.2009 9:00am – 4:00pm05.11.2009 9:00am – 4:00pm05.01.2010 9:00am – 4:00pm19.03.2010 9:00am – 4:00pmThe above courses will all be held at Victoria Mill.39


Safeguarding Children - Foundation CourseWho is it for?This course is for all staff that comes into regular contact with children and young people.By the end of the course, participants will be able to:• Identify possible signs of neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse• Identify the course of action you should take when you have concerns or a childdiscloses abuse to you and identify Manchester safeguarding Children procedures• Understand the role of the Safeguarding Board• Gain knowledge of Every Child Matters and the Change for Children Programme andrecognise the national framework in relation to safeguarding children• Identify personal and organisational good practice to safeguard the welfare of children.Dates & Venues05.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm08.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm12.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm15.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm19.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm22.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm26.06.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm03.07.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm06.07.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm10.07.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm13.07.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm17.07.2009 9.15am - 4.00pm20.07.2009 9.15am - 4.00pmThe above courses will all be held at Victoria Mill.How to ApplyPlease apply online via www.mewan.net or Gary Heaford at the Workforce Planning andDevelopment Service on 0161 203 3200.40


APPLICATION FOR THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TRAININGPROGRAMMESPlease complete and email to s.henry4@manchester.gov.ukTel: 0161 203 3200Fax: to 0161 203 2283Name of SchoolName and Consent of HeadteacherDateSupport Staff DetailsNameEmailTelephoneCurrent RoleNumber of hours worked per weekLength of Time in Current PostBrief Description of CurrentResponsibilitiesPlease indicate which course(s) you would like to attend and date(s)1. Date:-2. Date:-Please indicate other course & dateHead Teachers SignatureApplicants SignaturePlease provide details as to any particular needs, i.e dietary, access, specific equipment41

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