Topic outline

  • Upcoming English Courses

    Visit our new Learning Management System (LMS) and search to book on any of the courses below using the course title or LMS code provided.

  • Download the English courses catalogue issued June 2019 for upcoming primary training opportunities with HIAS

  • Take a look at the English learning opportunities available to book:

    To search for a specific course, type the course title or key word/s from title in the 'Find Learning' box.


    Get Them Talking - Get Them Writing. Havant Language Project - 28 November 2019

    This project brings together KS1 practitioners and leaders from Havant schools who wish to review and develop practice and provision to improve pupils’ language development.


    Whole School Literacy Leadership in Secondary Schools - 03 December 2019

    This two-session course will support leaders of literacy to evaluate the current position of literacy in their schools.


    English Subject Leader Meetings - multiple dates and venues

    Havant - 03/12/19
    New Forest - 03/12/19
    Basingstoke & Deane - 04/12/19
    Eastleigh - 04/12/19
    Test Valley - 04/12/19
    Hart & Rushmoor - 05/12/19
    East Hants - 05/12/19
    Fareham & Gosport - 05/12/19
    Winchester - 05/12/19
    These meetings keep subject leaders up-to-date with national and local updates alongside enhanced thinking around teaching and learning skills and their place within English.  Please register on the Subject Leader Meetings for your area.  If the programme has already started please contact htlc.courses@hants.gov.uk to book your place. 


    Get Them Talking - Get Them Writing.  Havant Language Project - 17 December 2019

    This project brings together KS1 practitioners and leaders from Havant schools who wish to review and develop practice and provision to improve pupils’ language development.  The training will provide delegates with the guidance and support to improve practice and pedagogy in pupils’ early language acquisition in order to develop effective communicators.


    Spring Term 2020

    Addressing the Gender Gap in Primary English - 14 January 2020

    Addressing the issue of boys’ (under)achievement in primary English, this one-day course explores practical strategies and approaches to maximise progress and attainment for all pupils.


    An English Planning Tool to Support Pupils with SEND - 16 January 2020

    Delegates will focus on how to make best use of the Hampshire SEND planning tool which will support bespoke provision for SEND pupils who are unlikely to have completed the relevant programmes of study when they reach the appropriate chronological age.


    Improving Spelling - A Whole School Approach - 17 January 2020

    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.


    Supporting Students with SEND in Secondary English - 23 January 2020

    This course will support teachers in adapting teaching to meet the needs of pupils with SEND in the secondary English classroom (and in reading and writing across the secondary curriculum) in order to increase, track and celebrate pupil progress. Session 1 will focus on reading; session 2 will focus on writing and spelling.


    Building Vocabulary in Primary English - 24 January 2020

    These two half-day sessions will provide delegates with practical approaches to closing the vocabulary gap in in primary English. The focus will be on embedding effective vocabulary, building into English learning journeys and developing targeted intervention and pre-teaching for pupils with significant word gaps.


    Using the Reading for Comprehension Toolkit - 29 January 2020

    This course will provide the CPD required for effective implementation of the recently-launched Reading for Comprehension Toolkit materials across the primary phase. Schools will need to have purchased the relevant toolkits before attending the course and delegates will need to complete a gap task using the resources before the second session.  Further info on the toolkits and how to purchase them can be found here


    Leading Improvement in Secondary English - Spring - 05 February 2020

    Termly meetings to provide updates, advice and networking opportunities for secondary English subject leaders. Throughout the year, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and Hampshire advisers on a range of issues and to engage in workshops led by Hampshire English leaders and teachers.


    Accelerating the Progress of Children with SEND in Writing - 11 February 2020

    Delegates on this course will explore the areas of difficulty that some children may have during the writing process and practical strategies to address these.  


    Teaching Phonics through Letters and Sounds - EYFS and KS1 - 12 February 2020

    This course will focus on the teaching of Letters and Sounds from phase 1 through to phase 6 for Year R and Key Stage 1 children.


    Accelerating the Progress of Children with SEND in Reading - 26 February 2020

    The course will provide delegates with secure knowledge of how children learn to read. This will include approaches to develop fluency and reading stamina as well as opportunities to reflect on the needs of a child they are teaching and create a bespoke plan to support them.