The emphasis is on planning for a team approach to problem solving within the context of whole-school improvement. The book is split up into a series of units that are designed to develop awareness and understanding through shared training. Each unit offers suggestions for practical school-based follow-up work that the teaching assistant can undertake and provides materials to allow the teaching assistant to maintain a reflective log of their work to support their professional development. The authors:
- Place their material in the context of the increasingly managerial role SENCOs are undertaking with their teaching assistants
- Take into account the proposed development of the role of the teaching assistant
- Provide the SENCO with all training materials--worksheets, suggested aims and objectives, discussion topics, tasks, and activities
Knowing Our Whole-School Behaviour Policy
Understanding Our Role as Teaching Assistants in Supporting Behaviour
Are We a Listening Team?
What Can We Do to Raise Pupil Self-Esteem?
Do We Promote Emotional Literacy?
Raising Our Confidence in Managing Behaviour
Developing Strategies for Effective Behaviour Management
Setting Targets for Success