Supporting Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:00am

New Course for 2017-18

Explore practical approaches that support all children to use grammar effectively in their writing. Teaching Assistants on this training will develop a thorough understanding of the expectations for grammar, punctuation and vocabulary across all primary phases.


Planning Creatively Around Texts in EYFS

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:00am
Support EYFS children with their language, learning and play with high quality picture books. This practical course, grounded in sound pedagogical research, provides ideas for creative indoor and outdoor provision to raise achievement across all areas of learning in the EYFS 2014.

Building a Literate School - London

Friday, 2 March 2018 - 10:00am
Develop a whole school ethos for quality English provision that ensures progress with this one day conference on 2 March 2018. Hear from experienced teachers sharing best practice, take part in two practical and effective workshops and enjoy a keynote presentation from much-loved writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Effective Spelling in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:00am
Explore ways to develop classroom literacy environments and key routines that support all children to learn to spell effectively.

The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in KS1

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:00am
This fun and practical day explores incorporating picture books into the teaching and learning of mathematics to enable children in KS1 to benefit from a richer and more complex understanding of mathematical language and concepts.

Inspiring Writers KS1

Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 10:00am
Enthuse and support children in KS1 with their writing. This training provides practical strategies that raise children's achievement in writing. All teachers will receive a high quality children's text and associated teaching sequence of detailed planning ideas to support the immediate implementation of the ideas from the day, inspiring a range of writing outcomes in their own classrooms.

Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

Monday, 19 March 2018 - 10:00am
Explore the key skills involved in learning to read in the Early Years and KS1 and investigate strategies and that support children’s progress in reading during group and guided reading sessions using a range of quality children’s books.

Group Reading in KS2

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:00am
Learn practical strategies and activities to support children's progress in reading during group and guided reading sessions

Dramatically Improving Literacy in KS1 & KS2

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:00am

The creative use of drama as a learning and teaching strategy across the curriculum is an essential tool in building pupil confidence, developing empathy and promoting understanding. 


Developing a Reading for Pleasure School and Library

Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 10:00am

This training will define the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and discuss why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements.