Outcome 1 Support the teacher in planning learning activities
1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities
Helping in activities would be delivery, if you pass on ideas, observations or suggestions that would be contributing to planning.
Informal discussion with the teacher about what weekly and daily activities that will be taking place. This form of planning is known as short term and would be the most likely that a teaching assistant would be involved in.
The teacher may put some time aside to discuss each week’s activities with the teaching assistant, this would normally allow for any suggestions to be made.
Delivering may be by setting up the room with the correct resources before the lesson takes place and laying out the tables and chairs etc. One to one support may be needed for some pupils; this should have been discussed before the lesson. It may be that the T.A is put to work with one specific table/group of children or just float around the classroom and be available if any of the children ask for help.
Outcome 3 Support learning activities
3.4 Describe the sorts of problems that might occur when supporting learning activities and how to deal with these
Insufficient resources: A learning task usually requires resources such as pencils, paper, worksheets,, paint pots, paint brushes etc. If there are not enough resources for each pupil then the learning activity could be disrupted because someone would have to leave the room to collect more resources, which wastes valuable learning time. One way to prevent this from happening is by collecting enough resources for the day to go around. It is also important to check that equipment is safe and working and that nothing is broken in any way and that I am aware of how to use it safely.
Environment : A lot of noise will be a distraction