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New online courses now available to book!

Find out more about our new online CPD to provide extra support for your literacy curriculum

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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. 

Understanding the Reading Journey : Planning for Progression in Years 3-4 - Webinar

Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 3:30pm

This webinar is being run on two different dates:

  • 5th May 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm.
  • 13th May 2021 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

Please select the date from the drop down menu at the top and select the date you require.

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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Monday, 17 May 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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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 3 and 4

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 10:00am

This one day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Lower Key Stage 2 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas.

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Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry with Matt Goodfellow

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 10:00am
Join internationally published poet Matt Goodfellow and CLPE's Charlotte Hacking, to explore how poetry can be used in cross curricular ways to develop effective writing and increase children's comprehension of language.
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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text in the Early Years

Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 10:00am

This one-day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the EYFS curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to meet the needs and interests of children. Particular attention will be given to supporting the development of children’s language in talk and sustained shared thinking and how to support children in using and applying language across areas of learning in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Developing Early Readers in Key Stage 2

Tuesday, 25 May 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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Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

Thursday, 27 May 2021 - 10:00am

This two day training will guide teachers to manage children’s transition through the Early Years into Key Stage 1. It is designed to strengthen practitioner understanding of children’s literacy development and progress through a rich, text-based curriculum, in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and how this supports school readiness, involvement and well-being.

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Early Phonological Awareness through Rhyme and Song with Steve Grocott

Friday, 28 May 2021 - 10:00am
This fun and highly practical day will offer ideas to develop children’s early phonological awareness through singing, reciting chants and rhymes and following beats and rhythms, laying the foundation for reading readiness and the success of systematic phonics teaching.
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Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6

Wednesday, 9 June 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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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 5 and 6

Monday, 14 June 2021 - 10:00am

This one-day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Upper KS2 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas.

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