Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 Diplomas
Unit 332 ENGAGE IN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SETTINGS OUTCOME 1
1.1 I work as a Special Education Needs Teacher Assistant (SEN TA) in a year two classroom in a primary school; it is a small school with one class of around thirty children for each year, ranging from reception to year 6. In year two I work with aged 6-7 year old children, one teacher and a teacher assistant.
The school had a friendly atmosphere about it and seemed very much like a big family as it had strong outside support from many parent helpers who voluntarily came in often providing extra help. While there I feel I built up a good working relationship with both
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It is essential that we respect the skills and expertise of other practitioners we work alongside. To work as a team we need to listen to others and take on board what they are saying. As someone new to the role we can learn a lot from our more experienced colleagues. To have a good relationship with other colleagues we need to show them that we respect their views, knowledge and opinions. In my short time at Cranmere Primary I already feel that I have learnt a great amount from the other staff, particularly the support staff. This knowledge is vital and invaluable and will stay with me throughout my career. A teaching assistant who may feel the need to improve her knowledge on dealing with children who have behavioral problems would need to do a college course, where she would need to use the internet and books for both her resource and references and extra information. To which she would then put all this into practice and have a new knowledgeable skill that would be invaluable to her professional role. While in your chosen profession, to hear the views of what others think is also another way of developing yourself, they see you in a different way to how you actually see yourself. They may give you advice on how you could improve on a particular way that you handled a dispute between two children, or how you had helped/or how you could help a group of