Over the course of a decade, Words First Ltd has developed six research-based programmes for Teaching Assistants to deliver in small groups. We have trained hundreds of our Teaching Assistants to deliver these programmes in our schools.
A survey of 40 Teaching Assistants who had attended our training revealed the following:
- 100% agreed the sessions met their aims
- 100% rated the facilitators’ knowledge as above average
- 100% would recommend this course to a colleague.
Schools that commission Words First Ltd through a Service Level Agreement will have access to all of our programmes, for Teachers as well as Teaching Assistants, for a one-off cost of £295 per Teaching Assistant. Your Teaching Assistant will attend a 2-day course, after which she/he will be able to deliver two of the programmes outlined below (under the guidance of his/her Words First SaLT).
Below is a list of our ready-made programmes, including all lesson plans and resources for receptive and expressive language, early literacy development, phonological awareness and reading comprehension.