Language and Literacy within the Curriculum - Wokingham

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"...schools should strengthen whole-school literacy work across all departments to ensure that students extend and consolidate their literacy skills in all appropriate contexts."

Ofsted, Moving English Forward

This training will help you to:

  • Develop subject leaders’ literacy pedagogy and equip literacy leaders with strategic tools for audit, evaluation, monitoring and dissemination
  • Complete an action research project to develop strategies
  • Build an excellent basis for whole school improvement including narrowing attainment gaps. Each programme works with a cluster of schools, allowing you to share expertise and build great working relationships


Each day will run from 9:30 to 15:30.

Day 1 - 21 October: Oracy

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities in developing literacy within curriculum areas
  • Audit subject areas with a focus on speaking and listening

Day 2 - 22 January 2020: Writing

  • Review of whole school oracy progress and impact of strategies trialled
  • Understand the theory behind "talk as a bridge to writing"

Day 3 - 20 March 2020: Reading

  • Reading and viewing: what is different about multimodal literacy?
  • Developing reading skills


To promote collaborative practice, we encourage two teachers from each school (including the literacy lead) to attend. We also invite a head or senior leader to attend the first session free of charge.

First delegate per school - £500

Additional delegates - £400

Price includes a year's membership of the National Literacy Trust. Existing members receive a £50 discount per school - please contact the schools team or call 020 7820 6258 for more information.

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Skills Academy

We offer schools a £25 discount on purchases of Skills Academy, a 10-week intervention programme that teaches five core reading comprehension skills using engaging texts and online challenges. Skills Academy also includes a year's membership of the National Literacy Trust. If you would like to take up this offer please tick the box in the form below.