Appraisal for teaching assistants of children with vision impairments. Use this guide to plan meaningful objectives and observations. Tailored to the specific work of the teaching assistant working with VI. The pack includes:
Section 1. Identify skills and competencies
Section 2. Worked examples of objectives which reflect the teaching assistant’s specialist role. Examples: supporting the child’s independence, social skills, curriculum adaptation
Section 3. Worked examples of 5 observation situations. Pertinent to the teaching assistant’s role. These include: observation of 1:1 session to deliver independent access skills programme. Observation of 1:1 to deliver visual/sensory stimulation programme.
Why use appraisal for teaching assistants?
- Supporting appraisal for teaching assistants of children with vision impairment. Providing a comprehensive list of the skills and competencies specific to the role.
- Provides a wide range of worked examples. Objectives which reflect the teaching assistant’s role.
- Provides detailed examples. Typical ‘classroom observation situations’ that reflect the teaching assistant’s role. Each offers possible criteria for observation by the reviewer. Including planning and prep, support methods used. Expectation for child’s development of vision.
- Includes completed and blank proforma for goal setting and for planning observations
Appraisal process is meaningful and reflects the specialist role in an appropriate way.