Secondary training

Owing to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, delivery of face-to-face training has been postponed. However, we also offer a range of online training sessions, led by our literacy consultants. Find out more about each session below.

Online training

All sessions are delivered by a National Literacy Trust consultant. We welcome requests from groups of schools. Many of the schools that we work with choose to collaborate with other schools either in their Trust, or local area to reduce training costs and optimise shared learning opportunities.

We recommend a group size of up to 12 participants per session, in order to maximise the opportunity for interaction and discussion. However, larger groups can be accommodated. All prices quoted refer to a group rate.

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    What is disciplinary literacy?

    Introduces the concept of disciplinary literacy and looks at evidence and research.
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    Disciplinary literacy for GCSE

    Explores the literacy demands of GCSE and introduces strategies for improving reading and writing in different subjects.
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    Literacy for mathematics

    Explores the literacy skills required for mathematics and equips teachers to develop these skills in the classroom.
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    Literacy for humanities

    Explores approaches to and strategies for developing literacy for history, geography and religious studies.
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    Literacy for science

    Investigates effective literacy strategies for teaching and learning science and develops strategies for teaching scientific vocabulary.
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    Writing: supporting transition from KS2 to KS3

    Explores differences in writing between key stages and strategies for supporting transition.
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    Using Digital Resources to Support Literacy at Key Stage 3

    Explores the benefits of using technology to support literacy with young people aged 11 to 16.
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Face-to-face training