Two HLTAs observe each other’s teaching techniques in Cornwall Caroline Reps and Sarah Thomas are Higher Level Teaching Assistants who have known each other professionally for years. Both have recently completed the foundation degree for Teaching Assistants. They work in primary schools in Cornwall.
Caroline and Sarah spend a day in each other’s school observing each other teaching whole classes. At the end of each day they have time to reflect on how the day went and the teaching strategies that work best for them. Then, in discussion with a senior member of staff, they discuss the challenges of teaching a whole class and the way the children responded to them in this new role.