Courses

Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Monday, 8 January 2018 - 10:00am
During this 2 day course practitioners will learn strategies and approaches for supporting children with EAL at each stage of language development. They will gain the confidence, knowledge, skills and ideas to support best practice back in the classroom.
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Improving Literacy, Changing Lives

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 10:00am
This 8 day funded training is only for schools in the North East. Schools with a minimum 40% of current school population eligible for FSM are encouraged to attend. It will take place over 2 years and is subsidised by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF). The cost for training for 2 people, books and extensive resources is just £500 per school and places are limited.
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Power of Reading

Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:00am
This highly successful 4 day whole school training engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through the use of high quality books and proven teaching approaches. Schools receive book packs with associated teaching sequences, access to a resource-packed website and literacy training grounded in research.
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Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

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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.
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Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum

Monday, 22 January 2018 - 10:00am
This 2 day training offers clear guidance for the provision of a systematic, synthetic phonics programme following the pace and progression of Letters and Sounds. Participants will receive a resource pack to use in the classroom.
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Supporting Phonics in the Primary Years for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 10:00am
Develop teaching assistants' confidence and knowledge in supporting children’s use and application of phonics in KS1 and as catch-up in KS2.
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Power of Reading - Bristol

Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 10:00am
A highly successful whole school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through the use of high quality books and proven teaching approaches.
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Gaps in Phonics for KS2

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 10:00am
This two day course develops knowledge and understanding of how to teach the use and application of phonics in KS2. Teachers will deepen their subject knowledge in each of the phonic phases, identifying the gaps for individual learners. 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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Planning Creatively Around Texts KS1

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 10:00am
This training will introduce teachers to effective ways to enhance reading and writing across the curriculum. Explore how to develop a cross-curricular unit of work around a high quality text and receive a copy of the text.
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Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:00am
Ensure that learning experiences in Year 1 build on the personalised approaches and structured play-based learning of the Reception class, promoting the positive development of children throughout the later primary years.
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