The course takes place over three days, spread across two terms to allow critical reflection between sessions.
Day 1: Oracy (aligns with EEF toolkit: oral language interventions)
- Speaking and listening research and theory
- Oracy strategies for higher order talk
- From talk to writing: introduction to the register continuum
- Review and trial strategies to develop pupils' oracy skills in subjects
- Reviewing subject areas with a focus on speaking and listening
Day 2: Writing
- Review of whole school oracy progress and impact of strategies trialled
- The register continuum: understand the theory behind 'talk as a bridge to writing'
- Explore the demands of writing for secondary subjects
- The progression in 'SPAG' from Key Stage 2
- Reviewing current practice in teaching writing within the curriculum
Day 3: Reading
- Review of day 2 writing progress and impact of strategies trialled
- Reading and viewing: what is the difference about multi-modal literacy?
- Explore ways to develop active reading in subjects
- Practical strategies to support reading: Reciprocal reading, DARTS and BDA strategies
- Plans for cascading knowledge to department and beyond
To promote collaborative practice, we encourage the literacy lead plus 3-4 subject heads (or teachers keen to progress to teachers middle leadership) to attend.
- £500 for the first participant
- £400 for each additional participant
- We invite a head or senior leader to attend the first session free of charge
- Attendance includes one year's membership of the National Literacy Trust giving all teachers in the school access to a range of resources.*
*existing National Literacy Trust Members receive a £50 discount per school. To get your discount code or for help with booking email Schools@literacytrust.org.uk or phone 020 7820 6258.