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    Sign up to English Professional Development Meeting Menu – Writing (Webinar) – 1 October, 19 November 2024, 21 January and 11 March 2025

    by Hannah Richardson -

    A series of live virtual professional development meetings focused on key aspects of writing.

    Session 1 – Developing talk and vocabulary for writing

    Session 2 – Sentence structure

    Session 3 – Modelling writing

    Session 4 – Editing and training

    Schools will receive links to all four meetings and can choose to attend as a school, a phase or send individual teachers. (These sessions are running in real time with delegate participation and will not be recorded, so the expectation is that schools will log in on the dates advertised. They are designed to fall after school hours in line with staff meeting timings.) 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Meeting Menu

    Price: Sub £130 / SLA £95 / Full £156 

    Book now for our brand new course – English subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus) – Part 1 and 2

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Recruitment of high-quality teaching staff presents a significant challenge for schools in Hampshire, as it does nationally. Our new subject knowledge enhancement course is for non-specialists, across all core and EBacc subjects, as well as RE.

    This training will:

    • Support those recently in post, as well as provide preparation support for those who may be taking up a new post in September 2024.
    • Equip teachers with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deliver high-quality lessons in the chosen subject.
    • Focus on Key Stage 3 teaching principally, whilst offering the requisite level of skill and knowledge to facilitate further development towards the teaching of Key Stage 4 over time.


    Part 1 – 22 March 2024
    Part 2 – 2 May, 7 June, 9 July, 9 September, 1 November 2024

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: non-specialists

    Price: Sub £780 / SLA £730 / Full £936

    Invoiced in two parts:
    23-24 – Part 1: Sub £130 / SLA £125 / Full £156
    24-25 – Part 2: Sub £650 / SLA £605 / Full £780

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    Join us for our Improving Spelling in the Primary School Webinar – 20 May and 10 June 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This is a course for English leaders wishing to improve spelling in their school and class teachers who wish to improve their approaches to the teaching of spelling.  

    This course takes the form of two virtual two-hour sessions and aims to provide practical approaches to developing spelling in the primary school.

    The following areas will be covered: 

    • Developing a whole school spelling approach, beginning with phonics. 
    • Moving beyond phonics to explore morphology and etymology. 
    • Effectively raising the profile of spelling across the school. 
    • Building a culture of error analysis and response. 
    • Approaches to self-correction and the effective editing and refining of written work.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Improving Spelling

    Price: Sub £105 / SLA £65 / Full £126 

    Don’t miss this – Understanding and Supporting Transition from the EYFS to Year 1 in English and Mathematics 23-24 – 3 June and 15 October 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    The Early Years Advisory, HIAS English and maths leads have worked collaboratively to develop key messages around transition into Year 1. The importance of this has been long standing, however the EYFS reforms have reinforced the significance of high-quality transition in learning into Year 1.

    This course is designed to support Year 1 teachers to develop a stronger understanding of the Early Year curriculum. It is designed to support the transition into Year 1 through the continuation of early years pedagogy and practice in the autumn term. Curriculum expectations for English and mathematics will be explored in the context of continuous and enhanced provision and a gradual transition towards more structured approaches of teaching. 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Transition English 23-24

    Price: Sub £145 / SLA £85 / Full £174 

    Learn how you can Support Pupils with Dyslexia in Reading, Writing and Spelling (Webinar) – 15 May, 22 May, and 6 June 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This course will provide delegates with a secure understanding of dyslexia and how we can support pupils with dyslexia in their learning and within the classroom environment. The training is remote and consists of three sessions.

    Session 1: An introduction to dyslexia.  
    Session 2: Supporting pupils with dyslexia in spelling and writing.  
    Session 3: Supporting pupils with dyslexia in reading.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Supporting Dyslexia  

    Price: Sub £195 / SLA £155 / Full £234

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