Courses

Reading for Pleasure Course In Person 2024/25

15 Oct,2024 09:30:00 - 24 Jun,2025 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

15/10/2024

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

Blandford Children’s Centre

3/12/2024

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.

Blandford Children’s Centre

4/02/2025

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

Blandford Children’s Centre

25/03/2025

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

Blandford Children’s Centre

24/06/2025

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

Blandford Children’s Centre

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

Free Event |

Reading for Pleasure Course 2024/25

17 Oct,2024 09:30:00 - 05 Jun,2025 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

17/10/2024

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

21/11/2024

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

23/01/2025

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

13/03/2025

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

05/06/2025

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 |

Early Language Programme 2024/25

02 Oct,2024 15:00:00 - 02 Jul,2025 17:00:00

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

02/10/2024

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

20/11/2024

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

22/01/2025

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

19/03/2025

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

07/05/2025

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
02/07/2025 15:00 - 17:00

Session 6: Sharing the school improvement journey

Free Event |

Reading for Pleasure Course 2024/25 Interest

05 Sep,2024 08:00:00 - 23 Jul,2025 16:00:00

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

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

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