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Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing.  Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need. 

Raising Achievement in Writing

Thursday, 21 January 2021 - 10:00am

This four day course will increase the subject and pedagogical knowledge of teachers and leaders in how to develop high quality writing provision across the key stages that will enable all pupils to make progress and to write with a greater depth of independence and flair. The course will focus on how to improve the quality of transcription and composition, including the context embedded teaching of phonics, spelling and grammar within a rich reading curriculum, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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Teaching Reading in the Early Years

Friday, 22 January 2021 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Early Years course equips teachers in guiding children through their first steps in reading.
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Teaching Reading in Years 3/4

Monday, 25 January 2021 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Years 3 and 4 course equips teachers with proven and practical strategies to help identify and ensure reading progress at lower Key Stage 2.
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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 - 10:00am


This two day training will demonstrate the essential strategies and approaches for supporting children with English as an additional language in a rich literacy curriculum. This two day course will draw upon best practice and will give participants the confidence and skills to support children with EAL in the classroom.

Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the stages of language acquisition and how best to support children at varying stages of language development drawing on the CLPE/Hilary Hester Scales.

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Language and Grammar in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 10:00am

This in-depth four day course focuses on developing a whole school, progressive English curriculum which contextualises the teaching of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary across Key Stage 1 and 2, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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Teaching Reading in Years 5/6

Thursday, 28 January 2021 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Years 5 and 6 course investigates a range of reading strategies to increase children's confidence and independence as readers, ensuring they are prepared to read at greater depth in Key Stage 2.
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Supporting Phonics in the Primary Years for Teaching Assistants

Friday, 29 January 2021 - 10:00am

This course will explore a range of strategies and resources to enhance literacy attainment based around a quality children’s text. It will strengthen participant’s phonics subject knowledge and understanding of related terminology in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and provide teaching assistants with a wide range of strategies to support all children effectively.


Who should attend?

Teaching Assistants for any year group in the primary years

What you will learn:

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Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 - 10:00am
This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 5 and 6 and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning. In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
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Developing Early Readers in Key Stage 2

Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 10:00am

This two day course will develop an understanding of how to teach and apply phonics in KS2 to ensure progress in reading and writing in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Participants will deepen their subject knowledge in teaching the basic and complex phonic codes and will learn how to identify the gaps for individual learners, leading them to reading fluency. They will explore a range of strategies and resources for closing the gaps, using quality children’s literature and a range of practical activities.

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Inspiring Writing - Years 1/2

Friday, 5 February 2021 - 10:00am
This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 1 and 2 and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning in line with the National Curriculum.
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