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Literacy training: Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Improving Reading Comprehension

An afternoon full of active strategies to develop reading comprehension! We will:

  • Explore activities for developing comprehension as well as revisiting the use of questioning.
  • Examine the importance of using quality texts and advice on choosing the best resources.

Choice of dates and Venues! Teachers: £69 +VAT   Teaching Assistants: £49 +VAT

All sessions 1.15pm – 3.30pm (coffee from 1pm)

 Key Stage 1 Teachers and TAs: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay or Thursday 24th May 2018 at St Mellion Resort, Saltash 

Key Stage 2 Teachers and TAs: Tuesday 5th June 2018 at or  St Mellion Resort, Saltash or Thursday 7th June 2018 at Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay 

Empowering Struggling Readers and Writers in the Primary Phase

Wednesday 20th June 2018 at Bedruthan 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.

Teachers: £169 +VAT  Second + delegate: £109+VAT.  TAs £89 (+VAT)

Super Subject Leadership:

Supporting English Subject Leaders in Making the Difference 

Thursday 4th October 2018  at the Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

‘Excellent subject knowledge and practical ideas that will make a real difference in school!!’ Matt Warren –Treloweth School

This course will provide Subject Leaders with:

  • Practical support for monitoring and evaluating English.
  • An understanding of what Ofsted expects from Subject Leaders.
  • An opportunity to consider priorities and action planning for English.
  • Time to reflect on skills and attributes of effective leadership and to consider their vision for English across the school.

Price: £169 +VAT   Second delegate: £109+VAT.   

Spell It!

Spelling training for KS2 teachers and Teaching Assistants

This course will:

  • Give teachers active strategies for teaching spelling from Year 2 to Year 6.
  • Examine practical ideas for how to develop spelling in the classroom.

Afternoon training sessions. Choice of dates and venue: Teachers: £69 +VAT   Teaching Assistants: £49 +VAT. 1.15pm – 3.30pm on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at the Glendorgal Hotel , Newquay or 1.15pm – 3.30pm on Thursday 18th October 2018 at St Mellion Resort, Saltash 

‘Brilliant range of activities that we can use straight away with very little cost or preparation needed.’ Rachel Gregson – St Minver

‘Lots of practical, exciting activities that are easily adaptable for use throughout the school.’ Katie Bowen - St Ives Junior

Engaging 'Hard to Reach' Parents

 This afternoon session will:

  • Provide practical and innovative solutions to engaging ‘hard to reach’ parents.
  • Draw on a range of case studies from across the UK to share good practice, giving Leadership teams great ideas that can be implemented easily back at school.

Choice of Dates and Venues: All sessions 1.15pm – 3.30pm (coffee from 1pm)                                                                     Tuesday 13th November 2018 at Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay   or  Thursday 15th November  2018 at St Mellion Resort, Saltash    Teachers: £69 +VAT   Teaching Assistants: £49 +VAT




Marking and Feedback

This afternoon training session will explore:

  • Effective systems for marking and feedback which impact on pupil progress.
  • The latest research re what makes effective marking.
  • What Ofsted say about marking and feedback.
  • An opportunity to share good practice and what is working well in schools.

Choice of Dates and Venues!  Teachers: £69 +VAT   Teaching Assistants: £49 +VAT

All sessions 1.15pm – 3.30pm (coffee from 1pm)

Wednesday 13th June  2018  at the Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay   or Thursday  5th July 2018 at St Mellion Resort, Saltash 

Improving Boys' Writing

This afternoon session will:

  • Explore practical ideas for engaging boys and reluctant writers.
  • Examine the use of film and drama to inspire writing.
  • Consider key messages from current research and examples of good practice.

Choice of Dates and Venues:

All sessions 1.15pm – 3.30pm (coffee from 1pm) Teachers: £69 +VAT   Teaching Assistants: £49 +VAT

Guy Claxton : The Learning Power Approach

Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves

Thursday 28th June 2018 at Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Newquay

Professor Guy Claxton is the founder of Building Learning Power - a world renowned practical framework for fostering lifelong learning in all young people. He is Visiting Professor of Education at King's College London as well a being author of over 20 books. His practical ideas about how to expand young people's appetite and capacity for learning have influenced educational theory and practice across the world. Guy Claxton's Building Learning Power builds positive learning dispositions at the same time as getting great results. In this day workshop, Guy will outline the new frameworks and foundation stones of the Learning Power Approach and reveal dozens of small tweaks that will embed the design principles in the day-to-day lives of learners.

Teachers:£199 (+VAT) Second+delegates: £109 (+VAT)

 Phonics First! Supporting Early Readers and Developing Young Writers

 Wednesday 31st October 2018  at Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

This course will:

  • Examine how successful schools have ensured impact on pupil progress through rigorous and consistent approaches to phonics teaching and learning.
  • Give teachers and TAs confidence in phonics terminology and subject knowledge.
  • Provide a wealth of practical games and activities to use immediately in the classroom.
  • Explore the teaching sequence for phonics.

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

Terrific Teaching Assistants!

Thursday 8th November 2018 at the Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay

During this day we will:

  • Examine techniques TAs can use to develop pupils’ independence in reading and writing.
  • Explore the use of questioning to move pupils’ thinking forward.
  • Consider how the language we use with pupils impacts on pupil progress.
  • Explore ways to maximise the effectiveness of group work by using techniques which develop high quality discussion and interaction.

Teaching Assistants: £99 +VAT.

Grammar for Key Stage 2 teachers and Teaching Assistants    

Wednesday 21st November 2018 Glendorgal Hotel, Newquay                                  

This training will provide teachers with:

  • A clear understanding of grammar in the curriculum and the expected standards in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Excellent subject knowledge and confidence with grammatical terminology.
  • Techniques to ensure pupils succeed in the end of Key Stage 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test whilst fostering a love of grammar! 

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