Sometimes the decision is made to bring in an external professional to work with the school. This may be necessary if children require specialist assessments if concerns are raised by staff or parent/carers. Although there are many different types of professionals I am going to explain the role of three professionals.
Additional learning support staff works within and out of schools providing a range of services to help children who have certain specific educational needs. This might include people like teaching assistants or Sen TA to provide support and train staff. These can be one on one for children each day to help them.
Within the school environment, there will be a variety of children and adults. Each child and
Specialist teachers can come into a school to provide advice and support in a variety of
Explaining and clarifying is a very important strategy, especially for children who struggle to understand. Teaching assistant can teach the students to clarify by focusing their attention on reasons why the text is difficult; to understand and to notice when they don’t understand; to clarify parts of the text which have confused them; to monitor their comprehension as they read, and to correct it when needed.
As a teaching assistant you can give children and young people the tools to building relationships by modelling appropriate behaviour.
In my professional studies assignment, I examined research on the effectiveness on teaching assistants. As a parent the support my son has had from teaching assistants has been extremely positive. He was during primary school, three years behind his peers in Year 2, however by Year 6 he gained a Level 5 in both Maths and Science and Level 4 In English. I also observed during my teaching practices, teaching assistants deployed in several effective ways, such as helping in managing behaviour; making notes and observations about children to aid report writing. Supporting lower ability and EAL children during mental and oral starters; giving assistance in independent work and providing further explanation and visual aids to support understanding. Consequently, I would value and work with them in a concerted and mutually supportive
Community schools: Community schools are run by the local authority and they decide on admissions to the school. Community schools look to develop links within their local community. Foundation and trust schools: Foundation schools are run by their own governing body. The governing body sets their own admissions criteria. The land on which the foundation schools are built on is owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation.
Explain the process of managing risk and how it applies to Forest SchoolThere is increasing debate around the idea that children need to take more risk in their play. The prevalence of indoor, gadget based play and screen-time as downtime means children are spending less and less of their day “playing out”. Even if they do go out to play children are very rarely given a freedom to roam. In fact according to a recent study the distance a child is permitted to wander from their home has decreased by 90% in the past 30 years.1This has become such an issue that an all party parliamentary group on a fit and healthy childhood recently examined the problems and potential solutions and published their report “Play”. Among other conclusions were the statements that children should engage in ....“Risky play involving...height, speed, playing near .... water, cliffs, exploring alone”The report highlighted the benefits of such play as being an ability to develop an understanding of “risk assessment and mastery, (of) learning to balance feelings of fear and excitement...lead(ing) to a development of a healthy self esteem, self reliance and resilience.”Meanwhile in a recent interview for The Telegraph (01/02/15).
According to the world health organisation 50 percent of mental illnesses begin by the age of 14, that’s why there are organisation such as the kids helpline dedicated to helping and counselling young people(Kids Helpline, 2016). The Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young individuals between the age the 5-25, within this organisation 's kids are able to talk to experienced and trained counsellors who offer sessions though the phone, email and over the web (Kids Helpline, 2016) (appendix 1). These experienced counsellors all together respond to 4,500 calls a day, in regards to a range of issues that young people are having (kids helpline, 2016). The organisation 's main aim is to “empower young people by assisting them to develop and create positive relationships” they have helped millions of children and is a critical organisation in relation to kids physical, mental and social well being (Kids Helpline, 2016).
*Jack is a Primary 2 student who has attended our school since nursery. He is diagnosed as having ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), MLD (Moderate learning difficulties), SEBD (Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties). He is nonverbal and is currently being toilet trained. His frustration with not being able to communicate using words often results in him lashing out, trying to harm himself and others.
Good communication skills, the ability to handle administrative duties and maintaining strong student interactions are the qualities that make a professional assistant principal. Assistant principals assist principals and teachers in developing the academic criteria that propel students to reach their full potential. Assistant principals help teachers create lessons, counsel students in educational matters and uphold the disciplinary operations for a productive school environment.
The text states, “The superintendent did have enormous power of initiative in virtually all matters concerning the schools: the appointment of staff, the selection of textbooks, plans and contracts for buildings, the determination of the curriculum, and normal decisions about everyday running of the schools” (159). When examining the formal education of our current educational institutions, it is evident that the power structure lies with superintendents, school boards and principals who share expectations on how classrooms should be run as well as decision making for the betterment of the institution and students.
The fourth key element: availability of general education problem solving support systems notes that when clinical teaching is not successful, teachers should have access to problem solving support systems (Garcia & Ortiz, 2006). The general education setting is where the teacher has to make observations and do the prereferral intervention. When the teacher is faced with issue that may seem difficult to work with, then he/she can seek additional help to meet student needs. For instance, teachers can exchange resources with their peer teachers or even meet with ESL or special education teachers to come up with functional strategies. Teacher Assistant Teams (TAT) are made up of four to six general education teachers and they meet to help
Their main objective is to help the school make strategic decisions and directions to help achieve the main goals of the school. Basically, they are the ones who are in control of the school. Their main interest in the school is its success. Their role is to help the school become more successful. They want to make sure that the students of Island School are provided with high quality education. They cause a large impact on Island School since they are the ones who are making the decisions. This includes facilities, staff members, activities etc. They are the ones who make these arrangements. Without them, the school will find it difficult to make strategic directions. Many problems can occur like a loss of Quest week activities, no new facilities and poorly staff