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Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning

Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning

AUTHOR : By Fiona Hall, Duncan Hindmarch, Douglas Hoy and Lynn Machin

ISBN : 9781909682894

Publication : May 8, 2015

Extent : 176 pgs

ISBN : 9781909682900

Publication : May 8, 2015

Extent : 176 pgs

ISBN : 9781909682917

Publication : May 8, 2015

Extent : 176 pgs

ISBN : 9781909682924

Publication : May 8, 2015

Extent : 176 pgs


The book is aimed at all those studying on Foundation Degrees in supporting primary and early years teaching and learning, and particularly those working at levels 4 and 5. It is written in an accessible style with a focus on work-based professional development and encourages critical reflection throughout. It starts with a discussion of reflective practice, and includes helpful guidance on developing effective study skills. Each chapter then focuses on a key topic in education, learning and development, considers any relevant policies and legislation, examines educational theories in relation to professional practice and provides concise case studies to contextualise the learning. It provides up-to-date and relevant material on supporting the new national curriculum, safeguarding, SEN and inclusion issues, and schools as organisations.  It also covers the competencies for Higher Level Teaching Assistants.


Introduction: The current context

  1. Reflective practice
  2. Education, Learning and development
  3. Behaviour management
  4. Safeguarding
  5. Inclusion, equality and diversity
  6. The early years and primary curricula
  7. Assessment and accountability
  8. Team working
  9. Your career development


Fiona Hall is Head of Higher Education at Ashton Sixth Form College. She has over 20 years' teaching experience in both primary and the post-16 sector. She has taught on the Foundation Degree in Education for Staffordshire University since 2005 and currently also teaches on the Staffordshire University BA Education top-up. She has been an HLTA assessor since 2008. 

Duncan Hindmarch is Award Leader for the Foundation Degree in Education at Staffordshire University.  He has over 15 years' teaching experience, having worked overseas and in the UK.  With a background in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages, he has been involved in developing and delivering ESOL and Initial Teacher Training programmes since 2005.

Doug Hoy is a tutor on the Foundation Degree in Education for Staffordshire University. He is an educator with over 25 years' experience and has taught at all levels from infants (KS1) to post-graduate study, both in the UK and overseas. He is currently delivering and assessing the new Functional Skillscurriculum for adults.  

Lynn Machin is Award Leader and Senior Lecturer within the School of Education at Staffordshire University.  She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in a variety of roles within initial teacher education (ITE). 

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Your Reviews on this book

This is an excellent text book!

Angela Normanton, Blackburn College

I like the layout of the book, it is easy to read and most importantly it provides both  the tutor and students with relevant questions, answers, case studies so they can relate theory to practice.

Denise Nannetti, North Hertfordshire College

Chapter content includes a range of different contexts for teaching  and learning. The content is very supportive for developing teaching assistants  professional skills, knowledge and understanding. Each chapter includes a selection of bite- size pieces of information where theory, policy and examples from practice are clearly interrelated. The use of diagrams, tables and charts,  case studies and suggestions for activities as well as prompts for reflection and further study are most helpful in terms of appealing to the audience. The book is interesting and easy to read.

Jane Lingham, Canterbury Christ Church
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