What is disciplinary literacy?

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The Education Endowment Foundation’s guidance, Improving Secondary Literacy, is clear about the importance of disciplinary literacy - also known as academic or subject-specific literacy. Our training is designed to help teachers understand how language works in different subjects, and how they can support students to read, write and communicate effectively in their specified subject area.

This course

This online training involves two 90-minute sessions.

Session one: Wednesday 12 October 2022 15.30 – 17.00

Session two: Wednesday 19 October 2022 15.30 – 17.00

Course content

  • Introduces the concept of disciplinary literacy
  • Looks at evidence and research


  • For teachers who are new to or starting to develop the concept of disciplinary literacy
  • Would support an experienced literacy practitioner to leaders this training in their own setting


£120 for a single ticket

£1,200 for a group session


  • For all ticketed events contact Kate Warde, Conferences and Events Manager
  • For all group or whole-school training enquiries contact Nisha Tank, Programme Manager, School Improvement

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