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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. 

Inspiring Writing - Years 3/4

Tuesday, 9 February 2021 - 10:00am
This one day Inspiring Writing course focuses on Years 3 and 4 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 Writing in the Early Years

Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 10:00am
This course focuses on the Early Years and the crucial knowledge and skills children need to develop for writing at this point in their learning. In line with the EYFS Framework, this course will help teachers to encourage children to write using their phonic knowledge and build their imaginative and motor skills to support them to become confident, competent writers.
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Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - World War II

Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 1:30pm

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 Rai’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.

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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 1 and 2

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - 10:00am
This one day course will develop practitioner’s subject knowledge of how to build the Key Stage 1 curriculum around quality texts, carefully chosen to link with other curriculum areas.
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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 3 and 4

Wednesday, 3 March 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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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 5 and 6

Friday, 5 March 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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Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 - 10:00am

This course will explore a range of strategies and resources to enhance spelling attainment of all children based on the research from the CLPE publication Understanding Spelling. It will make teachers think about their current spelling approach looking at strategies and approaches to improve and enhance this teaching to ensure children become confident, effective spellers, in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Who should attend?

Primary Teachers in any year group and English subject leads

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Excellence in Literacy for NQTs: Phonics and Spelling

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 10:00am

This specialist one day course is the second session of our four day course Excellence in Literacy for NQTs, and has a focus on phonics and spelling. The course is highly practical and investigates ways to use a text-based approach to plan well-chosen activities that support children’s progress in these areas through the use of high-quality children’s literature.

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Excellence in Literacy for NQTs: Teaching Reading

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This specialist one day course is part our Excellence in Literacy for NQTs programme, and has a focus on reading. 

What you will learn

This course provides Newly Qualified Teachers with essential subject knowledge and understanding of how to support children’s progress and development in reading. The course is highly practical and investigates ways to plan well-chosen activities to support children’s progress in all aspects of reading, using high-quality children’s literature.

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Developing Language Learning in the Primary Years with Queen Mary University of London

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 10:00am

This, specially developed training, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, gives participants a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of how language works, in specific relation to the English language system. The course will be taught by two linguistics specialists from Queen Mary University of London, alongside two of our own expert teaching team.

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