"Teaching Assistant's Handbook, 2nd edition" is a comprehensive and practical guide to supporting the development of children and young people in a variety of educational settings including primary, secondary and special schools as well as extended schools. It also includes exercises to develop the TA's personal and professional skills as well as key tasks which contribute to portfolio of evidence.The book provides complete coverage of all the units of the NVQ and SVQ at Levels 2 and 3, including: organising the learning environment; contributing to safeguarding pupils; promoting the emotional well-being of pupils; promoting positive pupil behaviour; supporting pupils' development; and supporting teaching and learning. It also covers: supporting literacy activities; supporting numeracy activities; supporting pupils with additional needs; and developing professional practice. Ideal for all Level 2 and 3 NVQ and SVQ Teaching Assistants and support staff, "Teaching Assistant's Handbook, 2nd edition" is fully updated in line with the new National Occupational Standards.
Teena Kamen has lectured on a range of early years care and education courses in the West Midlands. A former primary school teacher, she is now a full-time writer, researcher and lecturer.