Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 Diploma
Unit 332 – Engage in personal development in health, social care in children`s and young people`s settings
1.1 At present employed at Cheam Park Farm Junior School in Year 5 as per the job description (see attachment 1) I have a range of duties such as enabling access to learning pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Supervising and providing particular support for pupils and ensuring their safety and access to learning activities but also challenging children to make them work to the best of their ability. Supervising children at playtime and making sure there playing safely individually and in groups. Setting out activities asked by the teacher and clearing up after the lesson has finished, delivering interventions groups and working one to one for the lower ability that may need more support, also making relevant resources to help the children with their learning. 1.2 The introduction of the standards for Teaching Assistants to see a clear path for progression which therefore the role of the TA has become more valued and professional. The qualifications available for Teaching Assistants are as followed Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, Level 3 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning, Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning and becoming a HLTA which a in job status and is up to your work place to do so, to progress even higher foundation degree/QTS are available. As a TA`s role has become professional more emphasis is now placed on CPD so that the TA can evaluate their classroom performance skills to become more qualified. In addition TA`s must also have qualities such as being a good communicator, be a good listener, a concern and understanding for children, being able to build good relationships with children and colleagues, working well in a team, being sensitive and enthusiastic and being able to use their initiative when necessary and willing to undertake a CPD to be able to reflect and progress in the job. Other Expectations needed to be reached in order to be a competent TA are, emotional intelligence, be a good listener, be consistent and have a good sense of humour. Outcome 2
2.1 Reflection is important as it helps us identify what we think we do and what we actually do such as Donald Shon introduced the concept of reflective practise he claimed that reflection is a continuous process from a personal perspective, by considering critical incidents through life experiences. There are two types of reflection, reflective in action which is during being able to think on our feet and adjust what we are doing this comes from our experience and knowledge, whereas reflective on action is after the event has finished and reflect on what we do and why. It is helpful to have feedback from more than once source to that we can use the critical reflection to become more experienced and do our job to the best we can be. Sometimes we find it hard to judge our own performance, we may not like to compliment or criticise ourselves but unless we use reflective methods, how are we going to teach effectively and better our knowledge. As a teaching assistant we teach:
He identified that there were four different lenses in which reflection could be used to increase our awareness to be critically reflective. The Autobiographical Lens- Based upon our own individual experiences and influences what we view as acceptable behaviour and how we judge others. Our Students Eyes- Based upon how the pupil see us and do we meet their expectations of what a teacher should do. Our Colleagues experiences- This is based on how colleagues observe and judge us. Theoretical literature- This is...
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