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Tackling the Tail of Underachievement in Year One (LLC intervention training for TAs in Y1)
Quality intervention by trained Teaching Assistants can significantly contribute towards closing the achievement gap which can exist in the early stages of literacy acquisition. This 5-day training is for Teaching Assistants to deliver a 10-week intervention using guided reading and writing to improve the literacy skills of targeted children in Year One. The training is aimed at pupils who are working just below the middle of the class who will benefit most from daily, group intervention to become confident literacy learners who can begin to apply their skills across all areas of learning in the Foundation Phase.

A nominated link teacher (ALNCO/Intervention lead/Year One class teacher) will be provided with overview information and invited to contribute to e-learning activities alongside nominated TA in order to support the successful implementation of the intervention.

This intervention requires TAs to have access to sets of Guided Group Reading books organised into colour bands. Lighthouse (Pearson) is a recommended resource (Red – Orange book bands) although alternatives are also suitable. For more information on resources please contact rebecca.kelly@sewaleseas.org.uk
Training cost £0

Recommended resources
To support the training and to be able to implement the intervention, schools will need to have access to or purchase the following resources:

• No Shoes (Concepts about Print) ISBN: 9781407159959 £8.99 available from www.scholastic.co.uk https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/102231
• Suitable sets of Guided Group Reading books (Red – Orange book bands)
• PM Benchmark Kit 1 £262.50 from www.scholastic.co.uk https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/101319
• A standardised reading test e.g. Single Word Reading Test available from https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/sellingline/SWRT?productNodeId=3999
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMapSession feeAdditional Fees**Notes
Session 1Thursday
13 September 2018
09:30 - 15:30Llanwern High School,Hartridge Farm Road,NP18 2YEMap£0£0
Session 2Thursday
20 September 2018
09:30 - 15:30Llanwern High School,Hartridge Farm Road,NP18 2YEMap£0
Session 3Thursday
27 September 2018
09:30 - 15:30Llanwern High School,Hartridge Farm Road,NP18 2YEMap£0
Session 4Thursday
4 October 2018
09:30 - 15:30Llanwern High School,Hartridge Farm Road,NP18 2YEMap£0
Session 5Thursday
25 October 2018
09:30 - 15:30Llanwern High School,Hartridge Farm Road,NP18 2YEMap£0
*Cost charged per Individual Session**Additional Fees charged per Course
Maximum Places 30 
Minimum Places 10 
Event Tutors
Rebecca Kelly Tutors
Admin Contact Business Support (business.support@sewaleseas.org.uk)  
Is this course taught in Welsh? course is taught in english
WAG Priorities 
Key Stages
applies to Foundation keystage Foundationdoes not apply to KS 2 keystage KS 2does not apply to KS 3 keystage KS 3does not apply to KS 4 keystage KS 4does not apply to 7-14 keystage 7-14does not apply to Post 16 keystage Post 16
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Target Audience
Teaching Assistants, Foundation Phase Teachers target audience
Event Types Course
Event Subject Area English / Literacy / Teaching Assistants
Programme Area Improving Literacy
Event Outcomes
Outcomes for teaching assistants:
• Have secure, up to date, subject knowledge
• Contribute to raising standards in LLC for targeted pupils
• Develop knowledge, skills and understanding to ensure that pupils achieve within the lesson and over time given their starting points
Benefits for learners:
• Learn well and make progress from their starting point
• Respond positively to high expectations and enjoy making progress
• Demonstrate positive and enthusiastic attitudes to learning
• Demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding appropriate to their stage of learning