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HLTA Standard 25

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by marbles78, May 25, 2019.

  1. marbles78

    marbles78 New commenter

    I've had my 3 days of preparation and have until the 25th June to submit my tasks, with my assessor visiting on the 15th July - eek! I am pretty much there with all my written work but am a little worried that Std 25 is weak in terms of the analysing part.

    In one of my shorter tasks, I've covered off the school's SEND policy and state that I use my group intervention records to supply evidence and feedback to the SENCO to inform decisions about the next term's provision for each child. Is that strong enough? I would use a copy of my intervention record as my paper evidence.

    For Task 2, I have written about my English intervention group and mention in section 6 that I updated my SEND support record at the end of the session with my assessment. But how do I include the analysis part? On my preparation days, we were told that the analysing part of Std 25 is about identifying trends or patterns, but that's hard to do when I don't actually have any 'data'. Again, I can evidence with my intervention record but am not sure how to show that I've analysed it. I obviously assess a particular session in order to plan the next one, but that isn't a trend or pattern over time, if that makes sense?

    Can anyone please help?! Thank you :)
     
  2. Jonesygirl

    Jonesygirl New commenter

    Well, it sounds like you can strongly evidence maintaining records and you are confident in that.

    An example of analysis: My records show that a student found area work difficult today, struggled with multiplication last week and prior to that could not name factors of 12. My analysis would be that the student does not have sound recall of multiples. Recommendation: precision teaching for 6 weeks to improve knowledge of times tables.

    I hope this helps - I did my HLTA assessment a long time ago, but do remember that confidence was the key. Being sure of myself when I met with the assessor was what he was looking for as this showed understanding of the standards.

    Best wishes for the 15th!
     
  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    Hi marbles78, well done for getting all your tasks written up - it's a big undertaking and you're well on the way. Your intervention records for either of the groups you mention could certainly be used for standard 25. What you will need to do is to show what you are going to do with your analysis of the records - you can explain this in your task - e.g. 'my analysis showed that 6 of the group members were now secure with the 'ay' sound and spelling patterns. 2 of the pupils were still not confident; I discussed this with the class teacher and arranged that I would plan two sessions to consolidate the sounds, which would take place during assembly time next week'.
    Hope this helps - post again if there is anything else you're not sure about. Although my HLTA assessment was 10 years ago, I well remember the pressure I felt!
     
  4. marbles78

    marbles78 New commenter

    Thank you so much Jonesygirl and sunshineneeded - you have both really helped. It's certainly been a busy old May!

    I think I was getting myself tied up in knots because on our preparation we were told we needed to demonstrate that we'd updated a record a minimum of 3 times and then analysed it. I might only do 1 or 2 sessions on a particular area of SPAG with my English group, before moving on, so I was worrying that I didn't have 3 sessions to analyse.

    As long as I've got my paper evidence (which has 5 different English group sessions recorded) and I state how I've used it to plan, even if it's only the next group session, then I'll be okay. Is that right? This is what I've written for Task 2 - does it sound okay?

    As this group is one of my regular English interventions, I recorded my observations on my SEND intervention support record so that I could review progress over time. My analysis showed that 2 children had not securely met the learning objective so I planned an additional session the following week to consolidate the learning. I also noted on my record that I needed to teach adverbs at a later session, having modified my teaching to remove it from the learning objective, and fed back to the class teacher.
     
  5. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    Sounds perfect, marbles. I'm sure you'll be fine!
    Good luck on the 15th!
     
  6. marbles78

    marbles78 New commenter

    Thank you for such a quick response and all your help. I've been stalking all the other HLTA threads over the past few weeks for advice lol! Will be so glad to get it all finished before the summer hols :)
     
  7. kellywrench

    kellywrench New commenter

    Hi,I’ve now been on days 1&2 and am writing my tasks. I am struggling for documentary evidence for the following standards: 1,7,22,27

    So if anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it (I work in a specialist secondary)
    Thanks in advance
    :)
     
  8. Jonesygirl

    Jonesygirl New commenter

    Morning! Suggestions:
    Standard 1- could be evidenced through a mentoring situation, showing your expectation and commitment to the young person

    Standard 7- can be evidenced through research/CPD (knowledge) being applied in your work (practice). Responding to feedback/advice could be evidenced through supervision/appraisal or simply asking for advice. It's about what you do with what you have learned.

    Standard 22 - could be a specific way that you changed your approach to suit the learning style of a particular learner or group of learners. Or how you changed your approach in response to behaviour that challenges in the classroom.

    Standard 27 - can be evidenced through working with a student who has SEND or EAL. Show how you adapted the task/learning environment to make the learning accessible to them.

    Hope this helps. HLTA assessment is about showing what you do all of the time.
     
  9. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    Hi Kellywrench, hope days 1 and 2 went well.
    A few more suggestions:
    Standard 1: could be a lesson plan - your differentiation will show your high expectations for all abilities.
    Standard 7: Course attendance certificate? (with reference somewhere in one of your tasks showing that you were putting the learning from the course into practice).
    Standard 22: This is all about changing the way you are approaching something if the child/children are not understanding. Again you could use a lesson plan, with your evaluation notes in a different colour, explaining how you had modified your approach - and how you might be planning a short session with child x, y and z to consolidate the learning.
    Standard 27: Do you have incident forms at your school? If, for example, it was a playground incident along the lines of 'girls can't play this game' - you could record how you dealt with the situation on one of these and use that. If you don't have these forms - you could just write up the situation (briefly) for the class teacher concerned so that she knew it had been dealt with.
    If you decide to use a situation where you have supported a child with EAL to access the learning, you could use an annotated copy of their work, showing how what you put into place helped them to make progress they otherwise wouldn't have been able to.

    Documentary evidence is tricky to find for some of the standards - lesson plans are great for lots of them. Hope these suggestions help and good luck with the rest of your writing.
     
  10. kellywrench

    kellywrench New commenter

    [thanks,it’s just about stating the obvious coz I do all of these things! I’m going to get stuck in and get the tasks done this week :)
    QUOTE="Jonesygirl, post: 12835060, member: 24296409"]Morning! Suggestions:
    Standard 1- could be evidenced through a mentoring situation, showing your expectation and commitment to the young person

    Standard 7- can be evidenced through research/CPD (knowledge) being applied in your work (practice). Responding to feedback/advice could be evidenced through supervision/appraisal or simply asking for advice. It's about what you do with what you have learned.

    Standard 22 - could be a specific way that you changed your approach to suit the learning style of a particular learner or group of learners. Or how you changed your approach in response to behaviour that challenges in the classroom.

    Standard 27 - can be evidenced through working with a student who has SEND or EAL. Show how you adapted the task/learning environment to make the learning accessible to them.

    Hope this helps. HLTA assessment is about showing what you do all of the time.[/QUOTE]
     

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