Catch-up on valuable CPD events from the past year.

'Making Great Readers into Great Writers'

Run on the 17th March 2021

Few children write at a better standard than they read, however it is not a given that children who are great readers will become great writers. This session explores practical ideas for how we can immerse pupils in texts that intentionally shape writing for the better.

 

'Just right! Helping children to choose the perfect word for the moment'

Run on the 8th February 2021

Typically, while schools find it easier to teach basic and technical vocabulary, teaching high frequency words that occur across domains of language can be a trickier task. This session gives practical ideas for how to bridge the gap.

 

'Mobilising the Lowest 20%'

Run on the 30th September 2020

Identifying children falling behind and ensuring catch up and coaching is a high priority within any phonics programme. This session will tackle how to ensure quality first teaching, as well as how to follow up on those who do not make progress, with the intention of mobilising learners in the bottom 20% to achieve.

 

'Rebooting Reluctant Readers'

Run on the 5th November 2020

Many children in our schools are returning from an extended period away from school and from books to read. For some, this will have broken good habits in reading, or reinforced a lack of engagement with texts. This session will be a practical online workshop, full of practical ideas for reengaging our reluctant readers.

 

'Ensuring a strong start to next year'

Run on the 2nd July 2020

Making a strong start to the reading journey requires a great deal of commitment and hard work. How do we keep up the momentum to avoid that progress is not lost? This session is focused on ensuring that pupils and staff finish strong!

 

'Developing the role of the reading lead'

Run on the 10th June 2020

What skills and knowledge does an effective reading lead need? This is a session focused on how a reading leader is pivotal in avoiding poor outcomes and supporting teachers to deliver the high-quality reading education.


'Reaching the lowest 20%'

Run on the 19th May 2020

Identifying children who are falling behind is key to good progress. How do we ensure that all lessons are of a high standard to reduce the number of children needing extra support?