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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. 

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

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

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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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Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Texts - Romans

Friday, 18 June 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 Tony Bradman’s, Queen of Darkness: Boudica's Army Will Rise 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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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

What you will learn:

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Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Monday, 28 June 2021 - 10:00am
Explore how to inspire children’s writing through book making with pioneering book artist, Paul Johnson. In this hands-on and enjoyable workshop, participants will learn practical book making techniques that can be used in the classroom.
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