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|Description||This course trains teaching assistants to deliver Project X CODE, the highly effective Oxford University Press intervention for struggling readers in Year 4. High-quality training enables them to deliver the intervention effectively and to strengthen their support for reading across the school. Over 500 teaching assistants have already been trained and have supported pupils to make 12 months of progress in only 5 months.|
|Duration||2 or 3 days, at intervals|
|Categories||Primary, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, English / Literacy, Support Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Inclusion, SEND, Out of school, In school, Feedback, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, Phonics, Small Group Tuition, Teaching Assistants, Use of Pupil Premium, Identifies activities where TAs can support learning, rather than managing tasks, Provides support and training for teachers and TAs on how to work collaboratively , Ensures that teachers do not reduce their support or input to the pupils supported by TAs , Evaluates the impact of different strategies for deploying TAs, Teaching methods to support children in making connections between sound patterns they hear in words and the way words are written, Teaching of phonics should be matched to children’s current level of skill in terms of their phonemic awareness and their knowledge of letter sounds and patterns (graphemes)., Provides approaches to assess pupils’ needs accurately and provide work at a challenging level with effective feedback and support, Provides approaches for specific, accurate and clear feedback , Provides approaches for comparing what a learner is doing right now and wrong before , Provides approaches for a balance between support and challenge, Provides teaching approaches which encourage learners to plan, monitor and evaluate their learning with careful implementation, Provides approaches to teach pupils explicit strategies to plan, to monitor and to evaluate their learning with and without support, Provides teaching approaches which encourage pupil engagement in planning and best approaches to tasks, Evaluation of process , Help schools find best way to spend Pupil Premium|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
Project X CODE training for teaching assistants or teachers helps schools to close the attainment gap for readers who have fallen behind.
This course trains teaching assistants to deliver the Project X CODE intervention.
Project X CODE embeds systematic synthetic phonics into a reading intervention programme targeted at struggling readers in Years 2 to 4. It is published by Oxford University Press.
High-quality training for teaching assistants or teachers ensures that schools will achieve the maximum impact for Project X CODE and strengthen their teaching assistants’ support for reading across the school. It is provided by Edge Hill University’s Every Child Counts experts.
How it works
Project X CODE is a highly motivational series of 3D adventure books, based on a structured progression of phonics, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Teaching and Assessment Handbooks with detailed session notes enable a trained teaching assistant or teacher to deliver the intervention, supported by a Link Teacher.
The teaching assistant teaches a small group of children for half an hour four times a week. Sessions are based on the books and help the children to overcome difficulties, develop their skills and enjoy reading.
Teaching Project X CODE is the highlight of my day - seeing how much the children enjoy their learning and watching their self-confidence grow.
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
Over 8,000 children in Years 1 to 8 have been supported with Project X CODE by trained teaching assistants in 500 schools.
The training hasn’t just helped our teaching assistant to deliver Project X CODE – it has transformed the way she supports children’s reading in class lessons.
In an independent survey of the Head Teachers of Every Child Counts schools:
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
The immediate impact is seen in the progress of children who take part in Project X CODE. Link teachers are trained to use a standardised test to assess children’s reading attainment on entry to and exit from the intervention. They use an online data system to record information about children’s participation and progress. Each school receives a termly report with detailed analyses of children’s progress and national comparisons against which they can benchmark their school’s outcomes.
Schools can expect to see big changes in teaching assistants' subject knowledge, confidence and ability to support pupils' reading in all aspects of their work beyond the intervention.
“The professional development, ethos and values imparted by Every Child Counts have had such a big impact on the teaching assistant that we have changed the way we use support staff. Teaching assistants are now organised into subject specialist teams for mathematics and literacy… and they find it rewarding to have such a strong focus to their role. It has also helped me to ensure that appropriate provision is targeted where it is most needed. This supports the school in its aim of raising attainment for all our children.’’
Schools can also expect to see improvements in link teachers' management of interventions.
|Follow-up activities and support||
The training course consists of two or three days. Teaching assistants begin to teach pupils immediately after the first day and every subsequent training day includes discussion of their experiences and the pupils' learning.
“Many head teachers took an interest in the training and reported that it was the best they had ever seen.”
Training is delivered by an ECC Trainer accredited by Edge Hill University. Two courses are available:
1. A group training course for teaching assistants
This is delivered at a local central venue.
Continuing teaching assistants who have previously been trained can receive ongoing support, including 3 half days of local CPD.
2. In-school training for a school’s TAs and teachers
A Trainer delivers 2 days of training, 1-2 months apart. The contents are adjusted to meet the school’s needs and can include:
In both cases, schools also receive:
Training and support for all ECC programmes are available from local ECC Providers accredited by Edge Hill University and from the University itself.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.