Courses

Inspiring Writers KS1

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 10:00am
Enthuse and support children in KS1 with their writing. This training provides practical strategies that raise children's achievement in writing.
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Power of Reading in the Early Years

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:00am
This training engages teachers and children in the Early Years language and literacy curriculum with high quality books and creative teaching approaches, set within the expectations of the EYFS 2014. In depth training includes talk and story, rhyme and song and outdoor texts. Schools also receive access to a website with over 175 teaching sequences and hundreds of examples of inspiring practice. Booking for 2017-18 now.
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Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 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.
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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 from the Gateshead and Newcastle region with minimum 40% of current school population eligible for FSM. It will take place over 2 years and is funded 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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Planning Creatively Around Texts KS2

Wednesday, 17 January 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.
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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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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 upon 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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