• Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2

    Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2


    A three-day programme based on the EEF’s Improving Outcomes in Literacy at KS2 guidance report, supporting teachers and leaders to:

    • Understand the key aspects of how children learn to read and write successfully, including the importance of developing language capability
    • Review, rethink and plan for sustainable improvements in reading and writing.
    • Understand the features of effective implementation

    What is involved?

    Each day offers a range of practical activities accompanied by an exploration of the relevant evidence. Case studies, audit tools and resources are included throughout.

    The programme will involve the use of an initial audit tool which will promote reflective dialogue and enable schools to identify priorities for improvement, review practice and respond to the evidence from face to face days.

    Who is the programme for?

    This programme is aimed at English subject leads and senior teachers.

    Session details

    Session One (full day):
    Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

    Theme: How to develop pupils’ language capability to support their reading and writing

    • The importance of speaking and listening as foundations for reading and writing – exploring the evidence
    • Practical teaching strategies to enable children to broaden and deepen their vocabulary
    • Collaborative learning processes to develop speaking and listening skills
    • Useful tools for assessing oral language development

    Session Two (full day):
    Date: Thursday 11 February 2021
    Theme: Reading

    • Securing the basics: decoding and phonological awareness
    • Developing pupils’ fluency
    • Developing pupil’s comprehension skills
    • Explicit modelling
    • Text selection

    Session Three (full day):
    Date: Thursday 4 March 2021
    Theme: Writing

    • Purposes of writing
    • The seven components of writing
    • Modelling
    • Sentence construction
    • Developing pupils’ fluency

    Programme leads: David Windle, Head of English and Nicola Jacobs, Head of Drama and Reading, Charles Dickens Primary School

    Sign up and cost

    Register for our 2020-21 cohort here.

    Price: £350
    Members receive a 20% discount