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 welcome such requests.

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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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    Building vocabulary within the secondary curriculum

    Explores the role of academic language in the curriculum and ways to teach different tiers of vocabulary in a range of subject contexts.
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    Reading for pleasure: engaging students in school and at home

    Promotes reading for pleasure as a route to recovery in schools.
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    Improving writing in secondary subjects

    Enables teachers to reflect on and develop their practice in teaching writing in the curriculum.
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Face-to-face training

We have suspended delivery of face-to-face training due to COVID-19, but plan to reinstate these opportunities when this becomes feasible. We continue to offer the online training listed on this page.