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Literacy training: Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Reading Revolution!

Tuesday 12th March 2019 Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

This will be a really practical day full of strategies to use immediately back in the classroom!                                       During this day we will:

  • Examine techniques for developing reading including Reciprocal Reading and Whole Class Novel Study.Explore the Guided Reading teaching sequence.
  • Reflect on activities for developing comprehension as well as revisiting the use of questioning.
  • Investigate the importance of using quality texts and advice on choosing the best resources.

First delegate: £169 +VAT   Second and third delegates: £109+VAT. Teaching Assistants may attend at the subsidised rate of £89 (+VAT) Courses run from 9.30am till 3.30pm (coffee from 9.00am) and include a two course lunch. TO BOOK CONTACT:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk  

Is Your English Curriculum Ofsted Ready?!

Wednesday 12th June 2019 at the Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth

The biggest change in the 2019 Ofsted framework is the increased importance of the curriculum. This renewed Ofsted focus means that curriculum ‘Intent, Implementation and Impact’ will be scrutinised like never before.  Book your place on this inspirational day to ensure your school is English Curriculum Ofsted Ready!

First delegate: £179 +VAT   Second and third delegates: £109+VAT.Courses run from 9.30am till 3.30pm (coffee from 9.00am) and include a two course lunch. TO BOOK CONTACT:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk   

Effective Transition into Year One with the inspirational Alistair Bryce Clegg! ABC Does! As seen on Channel 4 - 'Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds'!

Thursday 6th June 2019 at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall

Effective transitions are crucial both for children’s emotional wellbeing and their potential for attainment. The greatest inhibitor to attainment in schools is children’s self-confidence and level of anxiety. During this period of adjustment children’s potential for maximum attainment can be drastically reduced. It is therefore crucial that approaches to teaching and learning are harmonised at the point of transition.

 During this day Alistair will share:

  • How good transition can support effective learning in Year One.
  • What effective learning through play looks like in Year One.
  • How to create a powerful learning environment based on assessment.
  • The role of the adult in supporting play in Key Stage One.

This day is suitable for:  Head Teachers, Senior Leadership Team, Early Years Coordinators, Early Years Practitioners, KS1 coordinators and Year 1 teachers. Main delegate: £199 (+VAT). Second + delegates £149 (+VAT). Bookings:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk  TELEPHONE: Tre 07792349188 or Pet 07779337450

Grammar for Year 2 and Key Stage 2 teachers and Teaching Assistants          

Friday 8th March 2019 at the Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

 This training will provide teachers with:

  • A clear understanding of grammar in the curriculum and the expected standards from Year 2 to Year 6.
  • Excellent subject knowledge and confidence with grammatical terminology.
  • Techniques to ensure pupils succeed in the end of Key Stage Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests whilst fostering a love of grammar!

Teachers: £169 +VAT   Second delegate: £109+VAT. Teaching Assistants: £89 +VAT.

Bookings:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk  TELEPHONE: Tre 07792349188 or Pet 07779337450

Inspirational Approaches to Improving Writing in the Primary Classroom

Tuesday 4th June 2019 at The Sands Resort, Newquay 

During this day we will:

  • Examine techniques for developing writing including the use of drama and speaking and listening.
  • Explore the use of film and images to inspire writing.
  • Investigate the use of the outdoor environment to motivate and engage writers.

Teachers: £169 +VAT   Second+ delegates: £109 (+VAT) Teaching Assistants: £89 +VAT

Bookings:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk  TELEPHONE: Tre 07792349188 or Pet07779337450


Empowering Struggling Readers and Writers in the Primary Phase

Tuesday 19th March 2019 at Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

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.

First delegate: £169 +VAT Second and third delegates: £109+VAT. Teaching Assistants £89 (+VAT) Courses run from 9.30am till 3.30pm (coffee from 9.00am) and include a two course lunch. TO BOOK CONTACT: treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk 

Coffee, Cakes and Updates!  

English Subject Leader Meetings

Choice of Dates and Venues (All meetings 1.30pm till 3.30pm) Coffee and cake from 1pm!  £59+VAT

Sessions include up to date information on leading English in the Primary School including assessment and the latest from Ofsted. Meetings also provide opportunities to network and examine inspirational resources for use in the classroom! TO BOOK CONTACT: treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk 

Spring Term Dates:

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

Friday 29th March 2019 Edward Passmore Institute Hayle - TR274BU NEW VENUE!!!

 Thursday 28th March 2019 - The Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth

 Monday 1st April 2019 - China Fleet, Saltash

 Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Pavillion Centre, Wadebridge

 Summer Term Dates:

 Thursday 11th July 2019 Edward Passmore   Institute Hayle - TR274BU NEW VENUE!!!

 Tuesday 9th July 2019 - The Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth

 Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - China Fleet, Saltash

 Wednesday 10th July 2019 - Pavillion Centre, Wadebridge

 Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

Raising Standards in Writing through the Use of Guided Writing, Developing Vocabulary and Editing.    

Thursday 23rd May 2019 at the Sands Resort, Newquay

This will be a really practical day full of strategies to use immediately back in the classroom! During this day we will:

-        Examine the teaching sequence for Guided Writing.

-        Consider activities for developing writing linked to writing assessments.

-        Share tried and tested strategies for developing vocabulary across the school.

-        Explore effective strategies for teaching editing to raise standards in writing.

Teachers: £169 +VAT   Second+ delegates: £109 (+VAT) Teaching Assistants: £89 +VAT

Bookings:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk  TELEPHONE: Tre 07792349188 or Pet 07779337450

Speaking Stories, Talking Texts: Raising Standards

Tuesday 18th June at Glendorgal Hotel,Newquay 

This course will:

  • Explore the use of Storytelling for narrative and ‘Talking the Text’ to improve non-fiction writing.
  • Examine the teaching sequence for planning for storytelling and example plans for KS1 and KS2.
  • Consider how to use quality texts to address next steps arising from assessment and the grammar curriculum.
  • Reflect on how to teach Invention to ensure successful independent writing.

Teachers: £169 +VAT   Second+ delegates: £109 (+VAT) Teaching Assistants: £89 +VAT

Bookings:  treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk  TELEPHONE: Tre 07792349188 or Pet07779337450