Dandelion Learning

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About Dandelion Learning

Pet Henshaw and Tre Christopher are Dandelion Learning. We deliver high quality Literacy training and support for schools across the UK. Our goal is to support schools to make a real difference to the lives of their children. We are passionate about teaching and learning and are committed to helping schools to realise each and every pupil’s full potential. Our training is engaging, interactive and highly regarded. We are proud of the fact that our Phonics training was approved by the DfE.

Having worked as Primary school teachers, Subject Leaders and Consultants, we recognise the commitment and relentless hard work that it takes to provide outstanding education on a day to day basis in the classroom. We aim to support schools’ efforts by providing training which is inspiring, practical and based on sound up-to-date research. Our training is always active and practical ensuring that teachers have the opportunity to have a go at techniques themselves so that they are confident and enthused to use these immediately back in the classroom. All the strategies we promote are evidence based and our aim is to share not only how to use these strategies in the classroom but also why these techniques work.

We provide a range of courses, bespoke whole school training (INSET, staff meetings and twilights) as well as support for clusters of schools who wish to work together. We also provide in-school support for teachers and school leaders. 

Coffee, Cakes and Updates: Termly English Subject Leader meetings

A chance to network and catch up with the latest developments relating to English. For full information, choice of dates and venues check out www.dandelionlearning.co.uk


We provide training on a range of aspects.

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Grammar & sentence level work (including focus on SPAG)
  • Supporting End of Key Stage Assessment
  • Developing Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Guided Writing
  • Improving boys’ writing
  • Visual Literacy
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Subject Leader training
  • Training for Teaching Assistants
  • Storytelling and Talking the Text
  • Using the Outdoor Environment to Inspire Writing
  • Developing Spoken Language
  • Learning styles and developing independent learners
  • Poetry
  • Engaging ‘Hard to Reach’ Parents
  • Character Education
  • Moderation of Reading and Writing.
Go to www.dandelionlearning.co.uk for more information. 

T. 01726 212892 E. info@caph.org.uk