TEC:
Teach
Educate
Coach

About TEC

At Clarus, we would like to introduce our TEC (Teach, Educate, Coach) Team who are here to provide you with all your training needs!

The team is made up of our colleagues Samantha, Scarlett and Shevonnae, who all have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you ahead of your interview, or as additional training once you are working in your new role.

Scarlett and Shevonnae offer the opportunity to become Team Teach qualified with a two-day positive behaviour training course that helps build strong relationships and transform challenging situations into positive outcomes. The course runs every half-term and will provide you with de-escalation techniques, advice on how to deal with emotions, and a focus on teamwork and communication, to foster supportive working practices and recognise the needs of distressed individuals. 

Samantha has set up a ‘Clarus Classroom’ full of videos and information about key areas involved in your role, including behaviour, safeguarding, assessment, curriculum overviews for each Key Stage and working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

The TEC Team are always available for advice and support, offering a personalised service to anyone who registers with Clarus.

Team Teach: what's included

The Level 1 & 2 Team Teach positive behaviour training course provides a holistic approach to managing behaviour for individuals working with children and adults, including health and social care settings. The accredited, award-winning training helps build strong relationships and transform challenging situations into positive outcomes. There is a focus on teamwork and communication, to foster supportive working practices and recognise the needs of distressed individuals. 

Training Schedule: Level 1 & Level 2 over two days, 12 hours in total.

 

The course covers:

  • De-escalation
  • Legal framework
  • How to deal with emotions 
  • Record keeping 
  • Reflecting on situations that may arise 
  • Positive handling

All Clarus Education candidates who are placed into behaviour/SEN roles will have access to Team Teach training. 

Candidates will also have access to the Clarus Classroom where they can view pre-recorded videos targeted to help guide and prepare them for a successful placement. The link will be provided ahead of interviews/trial days.

Meet the TEC Team

Shevonnae Sokoya

Shevonnae sparked an interest in understanding special educational needs from a young age due to her cousin having profound learning difficulties. This then encouraged her to study Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University.

Following her studies, Shevonnae spent a year working through Clarus Education as an SEN Teaching Assistant. Here, she worked across Reception in addition to providing targeted reading support for Year 2 pupils.

Alongside her SEN support duties, Shevonnae was RWI trained (Phonics) and would deliver daily lessons. She also worked closely with the schools’ Speech and Language Therapist, delivering tri-weekly sessions to her key children and monitoring their progress.

With a variety of hands-on classroom experiences under her belt, Shevonnae is eager to inspire and up-skill her candidates to ensure that they are confident in their approach to supporting students with additional learning needs.

To contact Shevonnae, either post a comment or question in the Stream (visible to all Clarus Classroom members), or email her directly at TEC@clarus-education.co.uk

Samantha Cox

Samantha was a Primary School teacher for almost 18 years, starting in Reception as an NQT, moving into Key Stage 1 teaching Year 1, spending a couple of years teaching Year 3, and then the latter part of her career teaching Year 2.

Samantha has taught in UK mainstream schools for most of her teaching career, but was also fortunate to teach at private international schools in Dubai, Rome, and most recently, as a Founding Teacher at a prestigious school in New York.

She has always enjoyed working in Key Stage 1, and has a passion for supporting children in the early years of their development, instilling the basic skills to enable good academic progress. Phonics in KS1 has been a particular strength of Samantha’s, and Maths an area of enjoyment.

With her many years of teaching and varied experiences, Samantha can offer advice and support for your journey with Clarus Education as a Teaching Assistant.

To contact Samantha, either post a comment or question in the Stream (visible to all Clarus Classroom members), or email her directly at TEC@clarus-education.co.uk

Scarlett Armstrong

Scarlett started her career in education by completing a BA Primary Education with English Specialism Degree through Reading University. This allowed her to learn about the curriculum, SEN, planning and what it takes to be a teacher.

Throughout the 3 years, the degree allowed her to take part in multiple placements. This included Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 5 in mainstream Primary Schools as well as a placement in a Secondary School with SEN provision.

Upon graduating and gaining QTS, Scarlett worked in KS2 in both Essex and Suffolk schools for 3 years. Teaching Year 4 for 1yr then Year 5 for 2yrs. Throughout that time, she also supported a range of SEN within her classes such as ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s and SEMH.

With multiple years of Teaching experience, Scarlett can offer real life advice on the training and working life of a Primary Teacher. This can be related to anyone going through Clarus Education as a Teaching Assistant or Teacher with aspirations of working in Education in the future.

To contact Scarlett, either post a comment or question in the Stream (visible to all Clarus Classroom members), or email her at TEC@clarus-education.co.uk