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    Effective Leadership of Reading and Whole School Literacy in Secondary Schools – 30 June 2023

    by Hannah Richardson -

    An inspirational leader of whole school literacy with the vision and drive to deliver effective systems and manage development of teaching and learning makes an essential contribution to school improvement.

    This course equips current and aspiring leaders of reading and whole school literacy to identify priorities, set out a whole-school vision and make decisions that will move literacy forward in school.

    Planned to take place directly following the end of GCSE season, this training aims to provide the knowledge and guidance that will enable leaders of reading and literacy to make use of precious gained time before the end of the school year to plan strategically for the year(s) ahead.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Effective Leadership

    Price: Sub £225 / SLA £150 / Full £270 

    Effective English Leadership: A Professional Development Course for New and Aspiring Primary English Leaders – 21 June and 5 July 2023

    by Hannah Richardson -

    An inspirational English leader with the drive and vision to lead and manage development makes an essential contribution to school improvement. This course strives to create English leaders and takes the form of two full days.

    Participants will learn how to:

    • Explore the importance of a personal and school vision for teaching and learning in English.
    • Plan for development in the subject, taking account of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
    • Use data effectively to monitor and support student progress.
    • Use monitoring to inform self-evaluation and drive improvement.
    • Articulate their vision in the wider school community.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: English Leadership

    Price: Sub £275 / SLA £160 / Full £330

    Be inspired at the Text-led English Learning Journeys course (KS1 & KS2) – 5 May, 17 May, 20 June and 7 July 2023

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Guaranteed to inspire teachers and pupils alike!

    This ever-popular course, previously known as ‘Get it Write’, will focus on the HIAS three-phase learning journey model that develops readers as writers, providing delegates with a treasure-trove of practical ideas and resources to support successful planning and teaching of writing. 

    This course is ideal for teachers who are new to the model, new to teaching, or teachers who just need a little extra support with planning. Teachers in KS1 and KS2 welcomed.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Text-led

    Price: Sub £290 / SLA £195 / Full £348

    Don’t miss the Phonics Leader Network Meetings - Developing Strategic Oversight and Rigour (Webinar) – 2 May, 10 October 2023 and 6 February 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Take part in this exciting NEW networking and CPD group for phonics leaders!

    We will be working together to effectively implement your phonics programme, and to help you keep up-to-speed with local and national updates.

    Irrespective of your school’s choice of phonics programme, we aim to provide a supportive platform to share and discuss challenges and successes. We will be exploring, together, what strategic leadership of phonics looks like and could involve, as well as offering advice and guidance on strategies and sharing key messages and findings around phonics and early reading to support your ongoing work in school.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Phonics Rigour

    Price: Sub £155 / SLA £120 / Full £186

    Supporting learners of EAL in English lessons - free webinars for primary teachers and English leaders

    by Katie Scott -

    An opportunity for Primary teachers and English leaders in Hampshire to attend a free virtual training session led by colleagues from EMTAS and the HIAS English Team. The session will focus on supporting learners of EAL in the context of the English lesson and will explore how teachers can plan each stage of the English learning journey with learners of EAL in mind, introducing possible teaching strategies and using practical examples. There will also be the possibility of a follow-up visit (dependent on capacity) to support the implementation of approaches.       

    Session dates

    • Monday 27th February 2023: 9.30 – 11.30
    • Monday 15th May 2023: 9.30 – 11.30
    • Wednesday 24th May 2023: 9.30 – 11.30
    • Monday 25th September 2023: 9.30 – 11.30
    • Monday 2nd October 2023: 9.30 – 11.30

    How to book
    To book your place on one of these sessions, please register via the form link below:
    Supporting learners of EAL in English lessons - webinar registration form

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