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    Join us in Growing Greater Depth Writers in Years 5 and 6 24-25 – 3 October, 20 November 2024, 16 January and 11 March 2025

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This multi-session course is specifically aimed at increasing the confidence of teachers to grow more GDS writers within their class. The practical nature will give plenty of ideas, approaches, activities, and techniques that can be immediately implemented in their classroom.

    Teachers will grow in confidence to:

    • Choose texts and writing outcomes that grow in challenge over the year, building on foundations to be on track for GDS
    • Explore oracy skills needed to develop ‘voice’ in writing
    • Have a repertoire of tasks that challenge ‘what next?’ writers – securing quality over quantity
    • Understand the interplay between purpose, audience, viewpoint, and form
    • Understand word level and sentence level to a GDS standard
    • Understand the grammatical choices and techniques that enable children to write in a range of registers
    • Drill down on pieces of children’s writing, identify gaps in need and plan for tasks and outcomes that will enable them to grow into GDS writers.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Greater Writers

    Price: Sub £310 / SLA £180 / Full £372 

    Brand new course! Excellence in Reading Provision at KS2 – Getting the Balance Right – 5 November, 2 December 2024, and 14 January 2025

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Over the last few years, research around how to teach reading effectively has been in the spotlight.

    This course will support class teachers in how to develop reading in the classroom to support children in becoming age related readers at the end of Key Stage 2. It can also support English leads in developing reading teaching at a whole school level.

    Sessions will include practical ideas around:

    suitable texts, fluency, vocabulary and knowledge instruction, effective comprehension strategy instruction and scaffolding and challenge in reading lessons.   

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Excellence Reading

    Price: Sub £285 / SLA £175 / Full £342  

    Join us for the Phonics Leader Network Meetings: Developing Strategic Oversight and Rigour 24-25 (Webinar)

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Working together to effectively implement your phonics programme and keep up-to-speed with local and national updates, and key messages on phonics and early reading. Irrespective of your phonics programme, we aim to provide a supportive platform to share and discuss challenges and successes. Exploring, together, what strategic leadership of phonics looks like and could involve. Offering advice and guidance on strategies and sharing key messages and findings to support your ongoing work in school.

    This network comprises of three meetings, one each term. Upon booking, delegates will receive a link to an MS Form to choose the dates they wish to attend each term.  

    Please note the date on this course is the first available date for session one but may be different to the session that you sign up to, more information will be sent upon booking.  

    Summer Term options: 

    Monday 20 June 2024 
    Wednesday 27 June 2024  

    Autumn Term options: 

    Tuesday 22 October 2024 
    Wednesday 23 October 2024 

    Spring Term options: 

    Monday 10 February 2025 
    Wednesday 12 February 2025 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Strategic Oversight

    Price: Sub £155 / SLA £125 / Full £186 

    (Edited by Caroline Cain - original submission Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 3:50 PM)

    Don’t miss these Summer 2024 English courses!

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia in Reading, Writing and Spelling (Webinar)15 May, 22 May, and 6 June 2024 

    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.

    The delegate will have:

    • A secure understanding of dyslexia and a range of approaches to support pupils.
    • Knowledge of progression in learning to read and spell.
    • Practical strategies for teaching pupils with dyslexia to accelerate progress and build confidence. 

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

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


    Improving Spelling in the Primary School (Webinar)20 May and 10 June 2024 

    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

    Book now for Text-led English Learning Journeys (KS1 & KS2) 24-25 – 22 October, 21 November, 4 December 2024, and 4 February 2025

    by Hannah Richardson -

    The ever popular ‘Get It Write’ training is guaranteed to inspire teachers and pupils alike! This course will focus on the HIAS phased 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 £300 / SLA £205 / Full £360 

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