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Building vocabulary in the secondary curriculum


This course

This online training involves two 90-minute sessions.

Tickets can be purchased for individual parts of the training, or both parts

Part 1: Thursday 3rd October 2024 15:30-17:00

Part 2: Tuesday 12th November 2024 15:30-17:00

Course content

Building Vocabulary part one: Whole school leadership

  • Examine recent research into the vocabulary gap and its correlation with attainment
  • Consider the role of academic language in the curriculum and the challenge of the ‘vocabulary jump’ at transition
  • Support subject leaders to plan a strategic approach to the teaching of vocabulary

Building Vocabulary part two: Teaching and learning

  • Develop an understanding of indirect and direct vocabulary acquisition
  • Explore strategies to support direct vocabulary teaching in a range of curriculum subjects
  • Build knowledge of word morphology and how to teach it


  • Secondary subject teachers and leaders, whole-school literacy leaders


  • £140 parts 1&2
  • £70 part 1 only
  • £70 part 2 only