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Our English team, led by outstanding subject experts, is proud to offer challenging, inclusive, evidence-based courses to all teachers. These CPD opportunities are designed to empower pupils to be highly literate, critical thinkers and promote above all a love of literature.

Bridging the gap between KS2 and KS3 English curriculums

Overview

This course will enable participants to develop and deepen their understanding of curriculum and pedagogy across the KS2/KS3 transition.

Who is it for?

KS2 teachers and KS3 teachers, anyone with responsibility for transition. 

Programme Outcomes:

• Primary- secondary transition built into curriculum alignment in both phases
• Improved teachers’ knowledge, understanding and implementation of    curriculum and assessment in both phases
• Improved quality of learning for pupils
• The capacity to design and deliver an English transition programme for your   school

 

Dates:

Session  

 Date 

Time 

Decoding KS2 Assessment scores  

January 29, 2020 

4:00 - 6:00pm 

Bridging the gap between KS2 and KS3 curriculums  

March 11, 2020 

4:00 - 6:00pm 

Primary Practices and Pedagogies   

(Visit to primary schools) 

June 10, 2020 

9:00 – 3:00pm 

KS3 Practices and Pedagogies   

(Visit to secondary schools) 

June 17, 2020 

9:00 – 3:00pm 

Designing Transition 

June 24, 2020 

4:00 - 6:00pm  

 

What is Phonics Teaching? 

Overview

This course will provide a basic understanding of how phonics teaching works to help support readers to decode texts.

Who is it for?

Teachers of lower prior attainment.

Programme Outcomes

• Understanding of key terminology for teaching of phonics
• Practical application of phonics pedagogy in the differentiating of KS3/KS4
 reading

Dates:

Session  

 Date 

Time 

Secondary Phonics 

January 15, 2020  

9:00 - 4:00pm