With case studies and example policies, Successful Classroom Partnerships will enable you to:
use practical tools for effective information sharing between teachers and TAs
explore proven strategies for pupil progress
consider your whole-school approach and ethos around partnership working
improve home-school partnerships through positive communication.
Summary of contents
Training session 1 – Practicalities of classroom partnerships
Develop new, more effective ways for planning and record keeping.
Understand data better and how to share information as part of the learning partnership.
Consider the Student Passport and how it can directly support learning and understanding within the partnership.
Explore further professional development opportunities.
Training session 2 - Effective Strategies for Improving Learning
Explore further uses of the Student Passport and decide how to put this tool into practice.
Consider effective support strategies for helping pupils make progress, focusing particularly on:
developing greater independence through improving metacognition
providing better feedback.
Agree key principles for successful partnership learning in your school.
Training session 3 – A whole-school approach
Explore the role of positive messages and positive language in building a partnership ethos.
Use visual supports as a practical tool for supporting learners.
Consider how cross-school projects and partnerships can enhance pupil learning.
About the expert
Gareth D Morewood is Director of Curriculum Support [SENCo] at a large comprehensive secondary school in the north-west of England, awarded an ‘Outstanding’ judgment by Ofsted in June 2011. He is a passionate advocate of inclusive education, has written extensively and regularly speaks at national conferences, particularly on provision within mainstream settings for students with complex needs.