Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader
This four day course provides professional and inclusive approaches to develop a clear vision for literacy teaching across the whole school, in line with the National Curriculum. Ideal for those new to the role or existing leaders, participants will be given the tools to effectively use their knowledge and resources to improve standards of learning and achievement for all pupils across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
What you will learn:
This four-day course has been designed by our team of expert teachers and will cover:
Power of Pictures
Power of Reading - Newcastle
Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum
Please note that due to heavy demand this is the second set of dates for the Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum course.
Planning the Curriculum around a Quality Text in the Early Years
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.
Raising Achievement in Writing
This four day course will guide teachers and school leaders to develop high quality writing provision across the key stages within a rich reading curriculum in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Language and Grammar in a Rich Reading Curriculum
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. Participants will learn how to develop language competency through rich talk and reading provision and how this leads to children’s knowledge, understanding and application of grammatical concepts and terminology in their own writing.
What you will learn:
Developing Early Readers in Key Stage 2
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.
Inspiring Writing - Years 5/6
Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - World War II
Taught in collaboration with established children’s author, Tony Bradman, this half-day course explores how to use historical fiction to develop a cross-curricular unit of work. Inspired by Bali Ray’s, Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story and the associated historical era, this course will offer creative teaching approaches to support improved attainment in literacy and to teach history and other subject areas, effectively.