Topic outline

  • Upcoming English Courses

    Visit our Learning Zone and search to book on any of the courses below using the course title or suggested keywords.

    Click here to view our upcoming Primary English courses.

    Click here 
    to view our upcoming Secondary English courses.
  • COVID-19 and Autumn term training

    Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS) is offering a full programme of Autumn term courses that are available to book via the Learning Zone, including a number of NEW courses that our inspectors have designed to support schools on their return in September.  

    All our Autumn term training will now be delivered virtually and a number of courses are available to book as after-school sessions. We are continuing to monitor government guidance and to work closely with venues so that we can resume centre based training as soon as it is safe to do so.

    To help make it clearer, our courses are now identified on the Learning Zone as follows:

    • Webinar - where sessions are now all virtual.
    • Blended - where the course is now a mixture of virtual and face to face training (where further sessions are later in the year and we may be able to resume venue based training)
    • No categorisation - where sessions are currently still planned as a venue based delivery 

    Should you have any queries regarding autumn term training courses please contact


    • Primary English Core Provision 2020/21

      If you have not yet booked your place on one of our English Core Provision 2020-21 programmes, please refer to the attached overview to identify the appropriate programme for your school. For any queries regarding bookings, please contact

      The Primary English Core Provision offer for Hampshire schools provides opportunities for English leaders to work collaboratively through a series of subject network meetings and an annual conference. Content is shaped to reflect national and local priorities ensuring our subject leaders are best placed to reflect on current guidance.

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

      To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.

      Autumn Term 2020

      First 40 @ Y6 English - starting 13 October 2020

      Keyword search: 40 @ Y6

      This course looks at how Year 6 teachers can use not only the first half term effectively, but also the preceding summer term diagnostically to ensure they make the strongest possible start to the final year of Key Stage 2.

      Leading from the Core: A Professional Development Course for New and Aspiring Primary English Co-ordinators - 18 September 2020

      Keyword search: Leading from the Core

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

      Talk Boost KS1 - Narrowing the Gap in Language Delay - 23 September 2020

      Keyword search: Talk Boost KS1

      Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted and evidenced based intervention, which supports language delayed children in Reception and KS1 to make significant progress with their language and communication skills. This course trains Teaching Assistants and Class Teachers in how to deliver the intervention programme.

      Using the Reading for Comprehension Toolkit - 30 September 2020

      Keyword search: Using Reading Toolkit

      The HIAS English team have recently launched the Reading for Comprehension toolkits - a classroom resource to support teachers in effectively planning and teaching strategies in reading. This course will provide the CPD required for effective implementation of the materials across the primary phase.

      Teaching Phonics through Letters and Sounds - EYFS and KS1 - 07 October 2020

      Keyword search: Phonics EYFS KS1

      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.

      An English Planning Tool to Support Pupils with SEND - 13 October 2020

      Keyword search: English Planning Tool

      Delegates will focus on how to make best use of the Hampshire SEND planning tool – a document that supports teachers with teaching concept development through ideas for teaching approaches and identifying barriers to learning.

      Phonics for Reading and Spelling in Year 3 and Year 4 - 15 October 2020

      Keyword search: Phonics Reading Year 4

      This course will focus on developing KS2 practitioner’s knowledge of the Letters and Sounds programme for the teaching of phonics to support early reading and spelling.

      Hampshire Spelling Project - 09 November 2020

      Keyword search: Hampshire Spelling

      This project will bring together schools from across the county where an increase in spelling scores would directly impact both SPaG and writing outcomes.

      Accelerating the Progress of Children with SEND in Reading - 17 November 2020

      Keyword search: SEND in Reading

      The course will provide delegates with secure knowledge of how children learn to read. This will include approaches to develop fluency and reading stamina.

      Accelerating the Progress of Children with SEND in Writing - 18 November 2020

      Keyword search: SEND in Writing

      The course will provide delegates with secure knowledge of how children learn to write and the skills required.

      Hampshire English Reading Moderation 2020-21 - multiple dates and venues

      Eastleigh: 24/11/2020 (Keyword search: Eastleigh Reading Moderation)
      Fareham & Gosport: 24/11/2020 (Keyword search: Fareham Reading Moderation)
      Havant & East Hants: 24/11/2020 (Keyword search: Havant Reading Moderation)
      Basingstoke: 25/11/2020 (Keyword search: Basingstoke Reading Moderation)
      New Forest & Test Valley: 01/12/2020 (Keyword search: New Forest Reading Moderation)
      Winchester: 02/12/2020 (Keyword search: Winchester Reading Moderation)

      This course will support primary schools in assessing reading attainment and progress at milestone data drops.  Utilising Hampshire assessment materials, delegates will have the opportunity to moderate reading evidence across schools in order to come to agreed judgements.

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

        To search for a specific course, type the course title or keywords in the 'Find Learning' box.

        Click here to be taken to our Summer Term 2020 Virtual Courses page.