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Teaching Assistant Development Network

If you are currently working as a teaching assistant in school and would like to know more about the professional development and qualifications available then this network is for you. The current programme outlined below started in February 2015 with a strategic session for your Head teacher followed by operational sessions for all teaching assistants.

Teaching Assistants Professional Development Seminars

1st October at St Columba's Primary School 3.45pm

What a great turn out! Thank you to everyone that came along to join in the fun. Catherine McGrady at St Columba's primary school and Head Teacher Claire Jordan made everyone feel very welcome as we enjoyed tea and cakes and a great masterclass in Phonics.

Watch this space for the next network session.

"The Reciprocal Reading training was very good with a good balance of teaching and group activities.  I particularly enjoyed the whole group sample session in the morning where we discussed an article on Anne Frank.  There are a number of strategies that I was able to take away and implement fairly quickly."  Sally, Shiremoor Primary.