Courses

Raising Writing Standards through Book Making - Foundation to Year 8

Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 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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Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 30 April 2018 - 10:00am
This 2 day training offers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic phonics programme supporting children to become independent readers. All teachers will receive a resource pack designed to help put the ideas from the course into practice across EYFS and KS1.
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Building a Literate School - Bristol

Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 10:00am
Develop a whole school vision for English provision that ensures progress with this one day conference in Bristol.
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The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in KS1

Tuesday, 5 June 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.
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Early Phonological Awareness through Rhyme and Song with Steve Grocott

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 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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Lire, Dire et Rire - Using French Picture Books In The Classroom

Friday, 8 June 2018 - 10:00am
Learn practical approaches for teaching KS2 French with confidence using high quality picture books
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The Power of the Picture Book for Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years

Monday, 11 June 2018 - 10:00am
This fun and practical day explore how picture books enable EYFS children to benefit from a richer and more complex understanding of mathematical language and concepts.
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Building a Literate School - Manchester

Friday, 15 June 2018 - 10:00am
Develop quality English provision that ensures progress with this one day conference on 15 June 2018. Hear from experienced teachers sharing best practice, take part in two practical workshops and enjoy presentations from respected authors.
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Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

Monday, 18 June 2018 - 10:00am
This training offers KS2 teachers practical ideas to promote reading and writing across the curriculum. It will introduce effective ways to develop units of work around quality texts using a range of creative teaching approaches to enhance literacy. All participants receive a copy of the key text and a teaching sequence to take away to inspire creative cross-curricular learning in their own classrooms.
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Planning for the Needs of More Able Pupils in Years 5 & 6

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 10:00am
Help pupils go above and beyond expected levels in literacy with strategies to stretch and challenge on this training run in partnership with the English and Media Centre
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