Westbridge Teaching School Alliance

Teaching and Learning Support Assistant Programme 

- Booking Closed 


Tuesday 13th, Tuesday 20th and Tuesday 27th April 2021

 Time:  9.00am - 3.30pm
 Venue: Westbridge TSA, Rivington Ave, Wigan, WN2 5NG or virtually if covid-19 restrictions prevent attendance at our training centre
 Delivered by:  Jane Walton - Karen Ardley Associates
 Cost:  £375 per person


Specific Requirements

Teaching and Learning Support Assistants in EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Delegates much attend all three days. 

What will I study

Programme Outline

The role of the teaching and learning support assistant is a vital one in the day to day running of a school.

This programme offers essential skills and techniques backed up with cutting edge theory that will enable the support assistants to do their job with enthusiasm and confidence.

All participants will receive real strategies and resources that they will be able to use to inform and evolve their practice immediately.


  • To explore and clarify the role of the support assistant
  • To identify key strategies for the positive management of behaviour
  • To provide proven and practical ideas and techniques for engagement

Key areas covered

  • making the role credible – building a team;
  • understanding and coping with challenging behaviour;
  • getting it covered: The learning classroom;
  • creativity with confidence and control;
  • engagement strategies;
  • building an armoury of quality teaching skills; and
  • next steps for teaching and learning support assistants

Your Facilitator

Jane Walton is a successful, qualified and experienced Adult Educator whose previous roles include working as a Childcare lecturer and Curriculum Manager delivering qualifications for Teaching Assistants. Her recent work has included identifying the impact of staff working in schools to support learning.

Her specialist skills, knowledge and experience are focused on the development of staff within the National Occupational Standards. Jane is committed to encouraging, developing and enabling professionalism and accountability across the whole school workforce.

She is passionate about the promotion of a culture of life- long learning for all adults working with children and young people.

About Karen Ardley Associates

KAA is a dynamic, creative leadership, training and development consultancy.

We design and deliver professional training and development programmes for leaders and people involved with providing or supporting learning, worldwide.Our inspirational leadership programmes and consultancy have proven success and organisational impact.

Our outstanding classroom practice programmes impact positively and directly on student engagement and progress.


‘‘Everyone loved the session!  I've got a group of very keen support assistants ready to go now. Please extend my thanks to Jane, the delegates were all very enthusiastic about her and the sessions’. Sobia Mir, Brackenhall Primary School, UK

Booking Form

Booking Information

Delegates will receive a confirmation email once the booking form has been submitted. Please allow 5 working days.



You will be invoiced for your booking after the training; please do not issue payment before receiving your invoice. Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date.

Payments can be made by cheque payable to Platt Bridge Community School, Rivingtin Ave, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5NG.



Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the training date or non attendance will be subject to a 100% charge.

Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the training date will not be charged.