The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP) is aimed at developing the practice of teaching assistants and what role they play in supporting and challenging students. This programme is aimed at teaching assistants at all phases and levels.
Our newly developed Science Technician seminar has been set up with local needs in mind and can be attended by any science technicians who want to be proactive in their practice and support science further in their school or setting. The seminar and subsequent network will be decided by the participants.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme
This programme is for teaching assistants who are, or who, have the potential to be outstanding in their roles. It will enable them to:
- place a greater emphasis on the purpose and value of the lessons they support
- raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning
- use different methods and styles of support to challenge learners
- innovate and take risks
- have a bigger impact on the planning and assessment for the learners they support
- demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching and learning
- be able to coach colleagues to raise performance
- Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants Introduction
- Science Technician Seminar