MTCT Schools Joint Inset Day - Cranmer Primary School

Teacher Assistant Workshop Information

  • Monday 25th February 2019, 8.30am - 12pm
  • Cranmer Primary School, Cranmer Road, Mitcham CR4 4XU
  • Booking deadline is Friday 1st February 2019

Please could you click on the individual workshops to book a place 

Building resilience in children using relationships and emotional regulation 

In this workshop support staff will learn more about how they can use their relationships with children as a way to help build resilience. Staff will also come away with practical tools to help them teach children how to self-regulate.

Speaker - Place2B Julia Clements, Lead Education Psychologist 

Transforming Curriculum through use of drama 

Richard is a drama teacher at Cricket Green School and a recent Pearson Award Winner in the Special Education Category. Richard will present a range of drama techniques and ideas for curriculum enrichment.

Speaker - Richard Brown 


The workshop will explore ways of supporting children with attachment difficulties.

Speaker - Elaine Killerby Merton Education Psychology Service 

S, E, MH group interventions at Bond Primary - How we do it 

With Sally (SENCO at Bond Primary) and a TA leading, you will be taking part in a couple of S, E, MH sessions that run at the school. The sessions generally involve between 6-8 pupils and 2 adults and last between 20 and 30 minutes once a week. It does involve light touch. The interventions have been successful in building a feeling of acceptance between pupils and their peers within the group and trust between pupils and the adults.

Speaker - Sally Cook Bond Primary School 

Targeted classroom support for pupils with specific learning difficulties

This session will focus on the effective use of dialogue and visual cues to support children who struggle with poor working memory and associated difficulties.  

Speaker - Abigail Gray 

Looking@ pictures

The workshop will explore how we as practitioners can discuss art with young people with communication challenges. This workshop will discuss theories and practical ways to increase engagement.

Speaker - Neil Clements/Paul Lansley 

Organised Inclusive Group Games

An interactive session that takes participants through a range of group games for children aged 4-11 years. The games will include active games, ball games, circle games and parachute games (please wear comfortable shoes and trainers).

Speaker - Bec Yusuf 

2BeYou -awareness of the whole self

The workshop will incorporate bringing about awareness of ourselves as we are in the moment, breathing for different situations and putting the best foot forward - a little bit of foot yoga to improve posture and gait. Can be done seated on chairs and standing, so no need to be on the floor or in yoga outfits. 

The whole idea is to show support staff how to use and develop techniques we all possess to help us every day, in any situation.

Speaker - Gill Boyd 

Behaviour Management

Strategies to support behaviour management including the effective use of praise and its impact on self-esteem.

This session will explore the negative impact a child’s low self-esteem can have on learning with practical suggestions as to how this can be addressed in the classroom effectively.

Speakers - Melbury College Rhiannon Dillon SENCO, Karen May Lead Teacher of DNAC, Casey Hatton HLTA, Danielle Evans TA

Cricket Green School – creative approaches in delivering PE

An Introduction to Sherborne Developmental Movement in school and FUN’s (Fundamentals of Movement) for a child’s physical journey.- A Practical guide to improving PE for  individuals and small groups.

Speaker - Michael Guppy 

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