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Teaching Reading in the Early Years

Thursday, 5 November 2020 - 10:00am
The one day Teaching Reading in Early Years course equips teachers in guiding children through their first steps in reading. Our March course has sold out so we are taking bookings for our June date.
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Excellence in Literacy for NQTs: Teaching Writing

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - 10:00am

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

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 writing. The course is highly practical and investigates ways to plan well-chosen activities to support children’s progress in all aspects of writing, using high-quality children’s literature.

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Developing Writing in the Early Years

Friday, 13 November 2020 - 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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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 1 and 2

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 10:00am
Due to high demand our November dates for this course are sold out but booking for March is now open.
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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 3 and 4

Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 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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Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

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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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Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 5 and 6

Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 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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Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - 10:00am

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 the school.

What you will learn:

This four-day course has been designed by our team of expert teachers and will cover:

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Closing the Vocabulary Gap in the Early Years

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 10:00am
This training engages teachers and children in the Early Years language and literacy curriculum with high quality books and creative teaching approaches, set within the expectations of the EYFS 2014. In depth training includes talk and story, rhyme and song and outdoor texts. Schools also receive access to a website with over 200 teaching sequences and hundreds of examples of inspiring practice. Formerly Power of Reading Early Years.
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