Coffee, Cakes and Updates! English Subject Leader Meetings
Choice of Dates and Venues (All meetings 1.30pm till 3.30pm)
Up to date information on leading English including assessment and the latest from Ofsted. Meetings also provide opportunities to network and examples of inspirational resources to use in classrooms!
Is Your Curriculum Ofsted Ready?!
Thursday 9th January 2020 at The Sands Hotel, Newquay.
This day will include:
Terrific Teaching Assistants! Improving the Impact of TAs in the Primary Classroom.
Tuesday 14th January 2020 at The Sands Hotel, Newquay.
KS1 SATs Success!
Creating Wonderful Writers and Remarkable Readers whilst preparing for the End of Key Stage 1 2020 National English Assessment
Tuesday 21st January 2020 at The Sands Resort Hotel , Newquay or Wednesday 29th January 2020 at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash.
This practical day will provide an opportunity for Year 2 teachers to explore fun, active strategies to prepare pupils for the end of Key Stage 1 assessments whilst developing confident, successful readers and writers.
KS2 SATs Success!
Creating Inspired Writers and Avid Readers whilst preparing for the End of Key Stage 2 2020 National English Assessment
Thursday 23rd January 2020 at The Sands Resort Hotel, Newquay or Tuesday 28th January 2020 at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash.
This practical day will provide an opportunity for Year 6 teachers to explore engaging and motivating strategies to prepare pupils for the end of Key Stage 2 assessments whilst developing confident, successful readers and writers.
This course will:
Change your Words: Change Your World. Achieving Excellence through the Teaching of Oracy in the Primary Classroom.
Thursday 6th February 2020 at Sands Hotel, Newquay.
The benefits of oracy skills go far beyond academic achievement and employability, they boost a whole range of social, emotional and interpersonal skills, including self-confidence, self-awareness, resilience and empathy. This day will give teachers a clear understanding of how to teach oracy effectively in the primary classroom. This will include tried and tested active games, strategies and lesson ideas for teaching oracy skills and applying these within English lessons as well as looking at examples of good practice from successful primary schools.
How to Teach Successful Non-fiction Writing for Year 2 to Year 6 teachers.
Tuesday 10th March 2020 at Sands Hotel, Newquay
This day will guide teachers through the process of planning and teaching non-fiction writing with inspirational strategies which will transform non-fiction writing outcomes for pupils across the primary phase.
Embedding a Culture of Growth Mindset: Raising Attainment and Aspirations in the Primary Classroom.
Monday 16th March 2020 at The Sands Hotel, Newquay
This day will examine the research and consider implications for the primary classroom. We will look at examples of good practice from successful schools who have embedded a Growth Mindset culture within their school community and share practical strategies for developing this approach in your school. We will look at ways to continually foster a growth mindset and ensure that this approach is 'lived and breathed' by both children and teachers to ensure real impact on attitudes and attainment.
This course will explore ways to scaffold literacy effectively to ensure pupils who struggle in English make good progress. We will explore the concept of neurodiversity and in particular examine strategies to support pupils with dyslexia. This day is suitable for teachers, Teaching Assistants, SENDCos and English Subject Leaders who wish to disseminate this information back in school.
Raising Standards in Writing through the Use of Guided Writing, Developing Vocabulary and Editing
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at The Sands Resort Hotel, Newquay
This will be a really practical day full of strategies to use immediately back in the classroom!
During this day we will:
Guerrilla Teaching. Bringing the Curriculum to Life: Inspired Teaching: Irresistible Learning. Guest Speaker Jonathan Lear, (Guerrilla Education).
3rd June at Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay
In the morning session, Jonathan will explore the building blocks of innovative curriculum design: from the rigorous sequencing of knowledge, to the development of a concept-based learning approach rich in authentic experiences. Drawing on his ground-breaking work as an inner-city primary school teacher, this session will examine how to create the conditions needed for children to grow into empowered, knowledgeable and creative thinkers who are driven by insatiable curiosity.
In the afternoon session, Jonathan will explore how we can develop a blended pedagogy that draws on the latest thinking and research about effective learning. From direct teaching to developing independence and creative thinking, Jonathan will provide delegates with innovative, useful and easily transferable strategies that can be applied immediately in their own classrooms and schools.
Wednesday 10th June 2020 at The Sands Resort in Newquay
Speaking Stories, Talking Texts: Raising Standards in Writing
Tuesday 16th June 2020 at The Sands Hotel, Newquay
This course will explore the use of Storytelling for narrative and ‘Talking the Text’ to improve non-fiction writing. We will also examine the teaching sequence for planning for storytelling and example plans for KS1 and KS2. The day will include an opportunity to consider how to use quality texts to address next steps arising from assessment and the grammar curriculum and reflect on how to teach Invention to ensure successful independent writing.
B is for Boys! Raising boys’ engagement and attainment in the Early Years.
Alistair Bryce Clegg is back!
Thursday 18th June 2020 at Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay
Not all boys are the same, but many display common characteristics that can challenge the way that they are encouraged to learn and behave in the Early Years. During this training session Alistair will be looking at some of the science and psychology around the development of boys and role that adults can play in using this information to create environment that enables learning. High level engagement will maximise the potential for high levels of wellbeing and attainment. How do we ensure that we make this a reality for all of the children that we work and play with?
NOT TO BE MISSED! Lessons from Top Performing Education Systems. Lucy Crehan author of ‘Cleverlands, The secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers’.
Thursday 2nd July 2020, Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay.
Lucy’s research has given her a deep understanding of what outstanding teaching looks like. She is highly regarded in the world of education and is at the forefront of current education thinking.
Lucy will draw on her experience in schools around the world to share a ‘big picture’ of the pedagogical approaches and underlying philosophies of top-performing PISA systems. She will then outline practical approaches that schools can take, learning from these.