Janet Kay's best-selling Teaching Assistant's Handbook has been revised and updated especially for Teaching Assistants working in the primary school. Along with the case studies, self-assessment exercises and suggestions for further reading that made the original edition so popular, this new, primary edition contains: Chapter summaries; New chapters on 'The Role of the Teaching Assistant' and 'Protecting Children'; Focus on Key Stages 1 and 2; Coverage of English, maths and science; Information on assessment and recording; Practical advice on supporting children's behaviour; Revised material on professional development; New appendix outlining the 24 tasks; Covering all aspects of work - from understanding children's learning and the curriculum, through to assessment and management - this book provides accessible support and guidance for in-service and trainee teaching assistants.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The Primary School; 2. How Children Learn; 3. Supporting Key Stage 1 & 2 English; 4. Supporting Key Stage 1 & 2 Maths; 5. Supporting Key Stage 1 & 2 Science; 6. Assessment and Recording; 7. Supporting Children's Learning and Behaviour in School; 8. Protecting Children; 9. Working with Special Needs; 10. The Role of the Teaching Assistant; Conclusions; Appendix; Glossary; NVQ Index; Index.
Janet Kay is a Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.