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Conferences

English Conference 2022

11 Mar,2022 09:30:00 - 16:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405
Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

Open Events

English Hub Showcase Event - 8th February 2022

08 Feb,2022 09:30:00 - 15:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405

Join us for this showcase event. The event will be in person at Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3JG.

The day will be an opportunity to explore:

  • Best practice in phonics teaching from Nursery, through to Reception and Key Stage 1.
  • How language and English skills are embedded throughout the school.
  • How to develop innovative ways of ensuring that children love reading - throughout their education.

The day will include seminars, live demos and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss future support from Cornerstone English Hub.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

English Hub Showcase Event - 23rd March 2022

23 Mar,2022 09:30:00 - 15:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405

Join us for the showcase event. The event will be in person at Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3JG.

The day will be an opportunity to explore:

  • Best practice in phonics teaching from Nursery, through to Reception and Key Stage 1.
  • How language and English skills are embedded throughout the school.
  • How to develop innovative ways of ensuring that children love reading - throughout their education.

The day will include seminars, live demos and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss future support from Cornerstone English Hub.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

English Hub Showcase Event - 4th April 2022

04 Apr,2022 09:30:00 - 15:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405

Join us for this showcase event. The event will be in person at Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3JG.

The day will be an opportunity to explore:

  • Best practice in phonics teaching from Nursery, through to Reception and Key Stage 1.
  • How language and English skills are embedded throughout the school.
  • How to develop innovative ways of ensuring that children love reading - throughout their education.

The day will include seminars, live demos and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss future support from Cornerstone English Hub.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

English Hub Showcase Event - 28th April 2022

28 Apr,2022 09:30:00 - 15:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405

Join us online for a showcase event. The event will be in person at Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3JG.

The day will be an opportunity to explore:

  • Best practice in phonics teaching from Nursery, through to Reception and Key Stage 1.
  • How language and English skills are embedded throughout the school.
  • How to develop innovative ways of ensuring that children love reading - throughout their education.

The day will include seminars, live demos and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss future support from Cornerstone English Hub.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

English Hub Showcase Event - 7th June 2022

07 Jun,2022 09:30:00 - 15:00:00
Broadclyst Primary School, Broadclyst Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JG (Un)
01392 796405

Join us online for a showcase event. The event will be in person at Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3JG.

The day will be an opportunity to explore:

  • Best practice in phonics teaching from Nursery, through to Reception and Key Stage 1.
  • How language and English skills are embedded throughout the school.
  • How to develop innovative ways of ensuring that children love reading - throughout their education.

The day will include seminars, live demos and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss future support from Cornerstone English Hub.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

Network Events

Transforming School Reading Cultures Course

01 Feb,2022 09:30:00 - 13 Jun,2022 12:00:00
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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

22/11/2021

09:30 - 12:00

A Whole School Culture

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

Online

10/01/2022

09:30 - 12:00

Creating whole school change

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.

Online

01/02/2022

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

Online

04/04/2022

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

Online

13/06/2022

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

Online

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

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

Every Lesson a Reading Lesson: Texts in the Wider Curriculum

16 Feb,2022 15:00:00 - 16:30:00
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It could be said that reading unlocks the wider curriculum for children. However, it could equally be said that the wider curriculum gives children a reason to read. This session will give advice and specific ideas for the purposeful use of texts outside of reading lessons.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

Accurate Assessment: Preparing for the Phonics Screening Check

27 Apr,2022 15:00:00 - 16:30:00
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After two years of disruption, this session will provide an opportunity for teachers to ask questions about running the statutory phonics screening check, as well as how to make sure that you make the best use of the last few weeks.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

When are they ready? Beginning Nursery Phonics

30 Mar,2022 15:00:00 - 16:30:00
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Nursery phonics teaching can be a controversial topic. This session will provide a rationale for when, why and how phonics should be taught in the nursery.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

Winning them over: Overcoming struggles in parent engagement

23 May,2022 15:00:00 - 16:30:00
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‘Parental engagement has a positive impact on average of 4 months’ additional progress. It is crucial to consider how to engage with all parents to avoid widening attainment gaps.’ – Educational Endowment Fund

This session will look at both quick-wins and long-term strategic decisions that will develop a culture of parental engagement with reading.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

Keeping up the Enthusiasm: Maintaining positive reading cultures into secondary

08 Jun,2022 15:00:00 - 16:30:00
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The secondary transition is key to whether children continue as life-long readers. However, experience tells us that many students do not always keep up a regular reading diet after year 7. This session will look at both long and short-term ideas for how primaries and secondaries can work together to ensure that as many children remain enthusiastic about reading throughout their secondary school lives.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |

A 360 Review of the Year: Planning for September

13 Jul,2022 15:00:00 - 16:30:00
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Our literacy specialist team will lead a session on how to action plan for the new academic year. We will explore the ways in which schools can make positive changes to both culture and process to ensure that all children learn to read and love to read.

Free Event | Seats Remaining : Unlimited |