Literacy Inset & CPD
flexible and bespoke
All literacy inset courses can be tailored to your school and presented to teachers, subject specialists, coordinators & SLT; delivered as demonstration lessons to pupils; or offered as talks to parents & wider stakeholders.
Designed to effect measurable attainment progress
All courses are designed with pupil and cohort progress in mind.
Courses available throughout the year
Courses available as twilight, ½ day, full day; throughout the school year.
English & Literacy Inset Courses
Using Lego to Scaffold Writing
½ Day or twilight
Exploring how to use Lego to aid plot structure, planning, descriptive writing, characterisation, dialogue, story editing and collaborative creative writing and discussion.
English Using Storytelling
½ Day OR 1 Day
Looking at how to inject personality, changes of pace and anecdotes into the teaching of texts and genre writing – to help encourage enthusiasm and produce confident writers.
Developing Reading for Pleasure
This course explores how to develop a ‘reading for pleasure’ culture – at school and at home – and how this can be integrated into your existing provision.
School Development Courses
Assessment of English
How to ensure marking, assessment, progress measurement and tracking is effective, manageable and useful for leaders, coordinators, teachers and stakeholders.
Approaches to Differentiation
½ day or Twilight
Innovative forms of differentiation: motivation, choice, responsibility, dialogue & digital; and improving outcomes with personalised learning strategies.
Engaging Parents in Literacy
½ Day or Full Day
Your school’s secret weapon for improving and maintaining literacy standards – your parental body. Includes advice on VLEs, resources and opportunities for involvement.
Innovative Curriculum Courses
Getting Pupils to Think
This course introduces philosophy, rhetoric, correlation, causation and structuring a cogent argument in public speaking or writing. Designed for pupils aged 7-12.
PSHE Through Picture Books
½ Day or Twilight
Children can find personal and emotional themes in primary PSHE difficult to discuss. Experiencing situations through characters and stories offers an accessible solution.
KS2&3 Digital Photography
½ Day or 1 DAY
This practical course explores exposure, composition, processing, editing and digital printing. Digital photography can be a great way to extend topic and project work.
Course Objectives & Outcomes
DFE Standards for Professional Development
All literacy inset is geared to directly improving pupil outcomes.
Encouraging Reflective Practice
Practical ideas to help explore, evaluate & improve your teaching.
How to Create an Evidence Base in Your School
Tried and tested methods to evidence pupil progress in literacy.
Ongoing and Refresher Courses Available
Course dates can be spread over time to ensure sustained CPD.
Coherent & Cohesive
Courses stress integration with wider curriculum development.
SLT, Coordinators, Teachers and Wider Stakeholders
Courses can be tailored to your training and development targets.
Bespoke Consultancy and Advisory Services
For Literacy / English Teachers
twilight, ½ day and 1 day
Courses for teachers focus on practical techniques and ideas to improve literacy engagement and attainment in the classroom – in literacy lessons and across the curriculum.
For Coordinators / HODs
½ day and 1-2 days
Courses focus on tracking, measuring progress, reducing marking, communicating to parents, and involving wider stakeholders to create a reading for pleasure culture in your school.
For SLT / School Managers
Courses for SLT highlight how to integrate literacy targets with your SDP and inspection targets; improve literacy across the curriculum and develop useful cross and co-curricular links.
What Clients Say
Excellent work. Very fast. (Meta analysis of literacy & CPD related trends in Ofsted reports over last 18 months.)
Leading CPD course designer for UK secondary schools
Some great suggested reading … a fantastic selection of exciting books from easy reads to more challenging titles.
Website review for Schoolreadinglist.co.uk
High Performing Secondary Academy in Manchester