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Network Events

Network Events 2023-24

19 Jun,2024 15:00:00 - 17:00:00

The network event will be live from 15:00 for the first 30 minutes which will be an opportunity for informal advice and discussions with one of the Cornerstone literacy specialists. The main input for the event will begin at 15:30.

Date

Time

Session

Location

19/06/2024

15:30 - 17:00

Beginning an English culture shift

Online

Free Event

Beginning an English culture shift

19 Jun,2024 15:30:00 - 16:30:00

The call will be live from 15:00 for the first 30 minutes which will be an opportunity for informal advice and discussions with one of the Cornerstone literacy specialists. The main input for the event will begin at 15:30.

Free Event

Courses

Reading for Pleasure Course 2024/25 Interest

05 Sep,2024 08:00:00 - 23 Jul,2025 16:00:00
Monkerton Primary School, Sestertius Road, Monkerton, Devon EX1 3WS ()

Register your interest to be notified on the 2024/25 Cornerstone Academy English HubsTransforming School Reading Cultures programme.

The Transforming School Reading Cultures programme consists of 5 research-based professional development sessions aimed at primary English/Reading Leads. The sessions will take you through pedagogical theory and best practise surrounding reading for pleasure. They will provide opportunities to gain knowledge of the subject alongside the confidence to manage, drive and sustain meaningful change in your own school.

Free Event

Early Language Programme 2024/25 Interest

05 Sep,2024 08:00:00 - 23 Jul,2025 15:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405

Register your interest to be notified on the 2024/25 Cornerstone Academy English HubsSupporting Early Language Development programme.

Supporting Early Language Development is a CPD programme developed by a group of English Hubs with support from Speech and Language UK.

The programme has been developed as part of a project to create a more consistent medium level support (MLS) offer across the English Hub network which will streamline workload for hubs and create more equal access to CPD on early language nationally for schools accessing support from hubs.The term ‘early language’ can be used to cover a number of different ages and stages from birth onwards.

The programme will be exclusively available via English Hubs.The five sessions are free of charge, but to be eligible, schools need to have a YR/KS1 provision and must commit to attending all of the sessions.

Free Event

Early Language Programme 2024

31 Jan,2024 15:00:00 - 10 Jul,2024 17:00:00
Monkerton Primary School, Sestertius Road, Monkerton, Devon EX1 3WS ()

Early Language Programme

Supporting Early Language Developmentis a CPD programme developed by a group of English Hubs with support from Speech and Language UK.

The programme has been developed as part of a project to create a more consistent medium level support (MLS) offer across the English Hub network which will streamline workload for hubs and create more equal access to CPD on early language nationally for schools accessing support from hubs. The programme will be exclusively available via English Hubs.

Date

Time

Session

Location

TBC

15:00 - 17:00

Session 1: What is language and how it isdeveloped

Aims of the session:

  • Introducing a model to understand what we mean by language (form, content, use)
  • Discussing why it is so important for language to be a key focus in early years classrooms
  • Exploring the role of attachment in language development, what this is and what it looks like.
  • Discussing a "building blocks" model of language development, what this is and what it looks like
  • Learning about typical language development in 1-5 year olds
  • How we can use book sharing as a method to build attachment and early language skills

Monkerton Community Primary School

TBC

15:00 - 17:00

Session 2: Supporting talk in schools

Aims of the session:

  • A simple model to guide general principles for supporting continued language development through interaction
  • The impact of people - Interactions and how to manage talk environment
  • What does good quality talk look like and when to step in - strategies
  • Creating opportunities for talk

Monkerton Community Primary School

31/01/2024

15:00 - 17:00

Session 3: Teaching words and making them stick

Aims of the session:

  • Explore the theory behind how children learn words and how they are stored
  • Understand the 'words gap'
  • Develop and understanding of strategies to develop vocabulary
  • Explore Tiered words and levels of language

Monkerton Community Primary School

06/03/2024

15:00 - 17:00

Session 4: Identifying and supporting SLCN

Aims of the session:

  • How many children may have difficulties with talking and understanding words
  • The impact of SLCN on learning, emotional and social development and behaviour
  • Why identification is important and tools to use
  • How to apply strategies into practice to support children with SLCN
  • The importance of working with parents
  • The relationship between SLCN and EAL and SLCN and SEMH

Monkerton Community Primary School

08/05/2024

15:00 - 17:00

Session 5: Making change: sustainingchange

Aims of the session:

  • Develop understanding of change theory and reflect on school context, considering implications for creating the school Action Plan
  • Link knowledge from prior sessions (including any information gathered from gap tasks to robust action planning)
  • Understand the ways in which change can be sustained through specific action planning
  • Create a targeted and sustainable Early Language Action Plan

Monkerton Community Primary School

10/07/2024 15:00 - 17:00

Session 6: Sharing the school improvement journey

Monkerton Community Primary School
Free Event

Reading for Pleasure Course Second Cohort 2023/24

17 Jan,2024 09:30:00 - 05 Jun,2024 12:00:00

Transforming School Reading Cultures

The Transforming School Reading Cultures programme consists of 5 research-based professional development sessions aimed at primary English/Reading Leads. The sessions will take you through pedagogical theory and best practise surrounding reading for pleasure. They will provide opportunities to gain knowledge of the subject alongside the confidence to manage, drive and sustain meaningful change in your own school.

The five sessions are free of charge, but to be eligible, schools need to have robust phonics approach embedded (with strong screener outcomes) and must commit to attending all of the sessions.

Programme Aims:

  • Understand the research underpinningRfPpractice and pedagogy
  • Widen knowledge of children’s literature
  • Transform whole school reading culture in your school
  • Develop the leadership skills to initiate and sustain change
  • Become advocates forRfPand share experiences and best practice

Date

Time

Session

Location

17/01/2024

13:00 - 17:00

A Whole School Culture andCreating whole school change

Reading for Pleasure - Session 1

1. Explore the research around Reading for Pleasure: the benefits and what works

2. Analyse current RfP provision in own schools

3. Begin work on RfP Strategic Development plan

4. Develop knowledge of children’s literature

Reading for Pleasure - Session 2

1. Review participant RfP Strategic Development plans

2. Explore research on change theory and reflect on individual school contexts and consider implementation of Strategic Development plan in light of this.

3. Explore the research on teacher knowledge of children’s reading practices and consider strategies to develop this.

4. Consider how to document the impact of RfP work.

In-Person

31/01/2024

09:30 - 12:00

Creating a reading school: structural changes

Reading for Pleasure - Session 3

1. Consider the whole school changes required to create an RfP culture

2. Explore the research on the impact of ‘texts that tempt’

3. Consider the place of decodable readers and ‘book bands’ in wider book stock

4. RfP pedagogy in focus:

a. Reading aloud

b. Reading time

In-Person

13/03/2024

09:30 - 12:00

Creating a reading school: behavioural changes

Reading for Pleasure - Session 4

1. Review the Strategic Development plans - reflect on successes and identify next steps

2. Further exploration of change theory

3. RfP pedagogy in focus:

a. Social reading environments

b. Informal book talk

In-Person

05/06/2024

09:30 - 12:00

Celebrating impact and sustaining change

Reading for Pleasure - Session 5

1. Celebration - an opportunity to celebrate the impact of participants’ work and share success

2. Reading communities - explore research on reading communities and consider ways to support reading at home

3. Evaluate Strategic Development plans and consider next steps

4. Engage with research on sustaining change

In-Person

Please contact Michael Kimber (michael.kimber@tcat.education) for more information.

Free Event

Training

ReadWriteInc Leadership Training Programme

04 Mar,2024 09:00:00 - 11 Jul,2024 16:00:00
Monkerton Primary School, Sestertius Road, Monkerton, Devon EX1 3WS ()

Reading leader expertise is essential to reach every child in our schools and is one of the key priorities in Ofsted’s reading deep dives.

This year for graduated and partner schools funded by Cornerstones English hub we have 3 of our 6 leadership days for you to attend run by Leah Forshaw (RMT Consultant Trainer).

Day 1: Teach every child to read – Fast Track Tutoring – a day for the Reading leader and lead tutor to practice with and coach each other on the tutoring steps that will ensure that all children learn to read in your school.

Day 2: Get to grips with graphemes – a day for the Reading leader and Year 1 teacher to practice the activities that will make the biggest difference to children’s phonics screening check success. Time to plan how to maximise every opportunity for PSC success.

Day 3: Make a strong start in Reception – a day for Reading leader and the Reception class teacher to plan how they will accelerate children’s progress in Autumn 1.

All three days will have time for practice and coaching of key teaching steps that will make the biggest difference to children’s progress. There will be time built in throughout the days to lock-in key points and actions that will be implemented back in school.

Date

Time

Session

Location

20/11/2023

09:00 - 16:00

Leadership Day 1:

Teach every child to read - Fast Track Tutoring

Monkerton

4/03/2024

09:00 - 16:00

Leadership Day 2:

Get to grips with graphemes (PSC)

Monkerton

11/07/2024

09:00 - 16:00

Leadership Day 3:

Make a strong start in Reception

Monkerton

Free Event

Leadership Day 3: Make a strong start in Reception

11 Jul,2024 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
Monkerton Primary School, Sestertius Road, Monkerton, Devon EX1 3WS ()

A day for Reading leader and the Reception class teacher to plan how they will accelerate children’s progress in Autumn 1.

Free Event

English Hub

Train the Trainer All Sessions

27 Sep,2023 15:30:00 - 12 Jun,2024 17:00:00

This is the area to book for theTrain the Trainer session on delivering all 6 sessions of the English Hub Early Language Training Course. Please only book for this session if you are member of the team who will be delivering the training on behalf of a hub.

The programme has been developed by a group of English Hubs with support from Speech and Language UK (formally ICAN), the children’s communication charity.

The programme has been developed as part of a project to create a more consistent medium level support (MLS) offer across the English Hub network which will streamline workload for hubs and create more equal access to CPD on early language nationally for schools accessing support from hubs.

The timing of the session is 3.30pm - 5pm, but this is subject to possible change.

Date

Time

Session

Location

27/09/2023

15:30 - 17:00

Session 1

Online

15/11/2023

15:30 - 17:00

Session 2

Online

10/01/2024

15:30 - 17:00

Session 3

Online

21/02/2024

15:30 - 17:00

Session 4

Online

17/04/2024

15:30 - 17:00

Session 5

Online

12/06/2024

15:30 - 17:00

Session 6

Online

Free Event

Train the Trainer Session 6

12 Jun,2024 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

This is the area to book for theTrain the Trainer session on delivering sessions 6 of the English Hub Early Language Training Course. Please only book for this session if you are member of the team who will be delivering the training on behalf of a hub.

The programme has been developed by a group of English Hubs with support from Speech and Language UK (formally ICAN), the children’s communication charity.

The programme has been developed as part of a project to create a more consistent medium level support (MLS) offer across the English Hub network which will streamline workload for hubs and create more equal access to CPD on early language nationally for schools accessing support from hubs.

The timing of the session is 3.30pm - 5pm, but this is subject to possible change.

Free Event