Courses

 

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. 

Planning the Curriculum Around a Quality Text - Years 3 and 4

Friday, 28 January 2022 - 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 1 and 2

Monday, 31 January 2022 - 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 in the Early Years

Wednesday, 2 February 2022 - 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

Friday, 4 February 2022 - 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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Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 - 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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Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Texts - Romans

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 - 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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Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Friday, 13 May 2022 - 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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Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - Tudors

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - 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 Patrice Lawrence’s Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor 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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Let's Write! Improving Reading and Writing Using Poetry with Matt Goodfellow

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 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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