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Maximising the role of learning support assistants (for coordinators only) is a Course

Maximising the role of learning support assistants (for coordinators only)

Starts Jun 2, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and Time

Wednesday 3 June 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you are an Individual  Needs Coordinator, Teacher or Learning Leader who supervises the work of Learning Support Assistants in your school.


The role of Learning Support Assistants can be diverse and complex. Their duties may vary widely from school to school, ranging from providing general classroom support to delivering targeted academic interventions for individual students or small groups.This workshop will provide opportunities for 

participants to reflect on their current practice and review the role of Learning Support Assistants within inclusive educational pedagogy and effective school wide frameworks of student support. Key components that make for positive and productive teacher-learning support assistant partnerships will be explored, along with important considerations for the effective deployment of learning support assistants as a valuable resource for student learning.

Research clearly articulates the factors that lead to the most effective use of Learning Support Assistants in schools, while also describing the fundamental qualities of productive working relationships between learning support assistants and their supervising teachers.

Key Takeaways                

In the context of Inclusive Education

         knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of teachers and learning support assistants

         an appreciation of how to work collaboratively as a team

         An understanding of Individual Education Plans

         Ideas for evaluating effectiveness of intervention

Presenter Information

Liz Riley               

Liz Riley has a career spanning over forty years in education, working in the areas of mainstream teaching, special education, inclusion and diversity, as well as school improvement and teacher capacity building. Liz has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, within Catholic, Independent and government schools in Victoria.

 Liz currently works as a private educational consultant offering professional service and support to schools, including reviews of Individual Needs Departments and personalised Professional Learning programs, as well as providing assessment and program development for individual and cohorts of students.