Describe with Examples the Kinds of Influences That Affect Children and Young People's Development

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My role
The ways I support children’s learning
1. Supervising and assisting small groups of pupils in activities set by my class teacher. Often I am working with groups of children under the management of the teacher - especially helpful to children with special educational needs (SEN) and for whom English is an additional language (EAL). 2. Implementing behaviour management policies. There were social problems. 3. Helping the inclusion of all children.

I can do much to help promote the inclusion of children with ESL by having time and expertise to help them with language (Latvian, Russian). 4. Showing interest. I have an important role in helping raise the self-esteem of children by showing interest not only in their work but in what the children do outside the school. 5. Being involved at whole-class level. Teacher have commented that the availability of an extra pair of hands, eyes and ears makes it possible to provide and supervise a greater number of practical lesson activities, such as crafts, learning games and outdoor games and projects.  6. Providing support for the literacy and numeracy strategies. 7.  Providing positive feedback to teacher.

The ways I support class teacher.
1. Getting materials ready for the lesson, preparing worksheets, preparing books and setting up equipment all help free up teaching time to the benefit of all the class. 2.  We discussed learning objectives and the progression of skills and I was given the responsibility for working with a group of the six most able children each week. My focus was to be on developing their predicting, fair-testing and recording skills. The ways I work with other teaching assistants.

1. Holding regular in-school meetings of TAs .
2. Exchange of experience and discussion between TAs.
Aspects of my role that are rewarding or challenging.
Class teacher and my common work is good team work - we understand each other well and we...