Power of Reading in the Early Years

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 - 9:30am
Join this 6 day EYFS best practice project and deepen knowledge of children’s books and innovative teaching approaches. This project will increase young children’s language development, enjoyment of reading and writing and raise achievement in these areas.

Power of Reading Croydon

Dates to be confirmed

For further information about the Croydon Power of Reading project click here and to book places please contact Sue Cobb by email or phone 020 8679 0062


Achieving Excellence in the Early Years

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 9:30am
An in-depth and inspiring 6 day course for Early Years practitioners at all levels of experience. Each day focuses on a different area of essential early years practice, supporting participants to create a truly outstanding setting which ensures all children to have the best possible outcomes.

Power of Reading

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 9:30am
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.

Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:30am
This course offers KS2 teachers many 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.

Gaps in Phonics - Supporting Struggling Readers at KS2

Friday, 22 January 2016 - 9:30am
This 2 day course will help strengthen the confidence of KS2 practitioners using phonics to support struggling readers. It will develop teachers' subject knowledge to assess, plan and teach phonics within a rich reading curriculum.

Let’s Write! Cross Curricular Approaches for Creative Writing with James Carter

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 9:30am
Inspire and engage reluctant writers and readers through practical, cross-curricular teaching approaches while developing pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language.

Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 9:30am
Develop understanding of the key pedagogy that underpins language acquisition and explore strategies and approaches for supporting children with English as an additional language (EAL) at each stage of language development across the primary setting.

Planning Creatively Around Texts KS1

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 9:30am
This excellently rated course will introduce participants 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.

Literacy Beyond Levels Conference

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 9:30am

Places on this conference cost £220. Early Bird booking discount - the first 25 places ONLY are available for just £145 (1/3 off full price of £220)

Literacy Beyond Levels Conference

A conference to introduce the new Reading and Writing Scales - tools to support progression and inform classroom practice in the 21st Century