Previous Network Events - 2021-22

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

'Winning them over: Overcoming struggles in parent engagement'

Run on the 23rd May 2022

‘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.


'Accurate Assessment Preparing for the Phonics Screening Check'

Run on the 27th April 2022

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.


'When are they ready - Nursery Phonics'

Run on the 30th March 2022

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.



'Quality Time: Coaching and Mentoring for Catchup'

Run on the 12th January 2022

A key element of phonics and effective reading teaching is one-to-one coaching and mentoring. But, what does this look like in reality? How should sessions be structured? How can they be timetabled. This session takes a practical look at strategies for ensuring that pupils are coached effectively.