£130 – £650

Primary English Specialist Programme

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Weston College Conference Centre

Lower Church Road

Weston-super-Mare

BS23 2AT

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This programme is for qualified teachers who are wanting to deepen their English subject knowledge and pedagogical skills and improve their understanding of the primary English curriculum. Course content will be delivered through a series of six one-day training sessions. Topics covered will include:

  • writing in a broad and balanced curriculum;
  • challenging higher attaining writers;
  • understanding progression in different forms of writing;
  • giving effective feedback about writing;
  • teaching the writing process;
  • teaching spoken language;
  • teaching reading comprehension.

Book the entire programme and get a discount on the basis of 6 sessions for the price of 5.

The trainer for this event is Penny Boardman.

Training Session 1: writing in a broad and balanced curriculum and challenging higher attaining writers

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre, Room 2

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Teachers will:

  • explore the importance of writing in deepening learners’ understanding in other areas of the curriculum;
  • understand the importance of learners having opportunity to practise writing independently;
  • explore how to create a consistency between writing in English lessons and writing in other areas of the curriculum.
  • develop an understanding of what it means to write in greater depth;
  • consider effective ways of presenting challenge in writing.


Training Session 2: understanding progression in different forms of writing

Date: Thursday 11 January 2018 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre, Room 2

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Participants will:

  • understand the progression continuum from a beginner writer to a mature independent writer;
  • explore how we write to tell stories, explain, describe, compare, summarise and evaluate and how writing is influenced by the author’s awareness of audience;
  • explore how an understanding of progression in writing enables a teacher to challenge all writers including those who are higher attaining;
  • explore practical approaches to teaching a range of forms of writing.


Training session 3: giving effective feedback about writing

Date: Tuesday 6 February 2018 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre, Room 2

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the most effective way to give and use feedback that moves learners on in their writing;
  • consider how to use success criteria and rubrics for peer and self-evaluation;
  • in a practical workshop, have an opportunity to evaluate the impact of the feedback they give to learners.


Training session 4: teaching the writing process

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre, Room 2

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Participants will:

  • explore the requirements of the national curriculum to teach learners to plan; draft; evaluate and edit; proofread and, publish or perform their own compositions;
  • explore practical ideas and activities to teach learners to develop independence in the writing process.


Training session 5: teaching spoken language

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018 Venue: Weston College Conference Centre, Room 2

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Participants will:

  • explore the requirements of the national curriculum to teach spoken language;
  • consider the importance of vocabulary development and how it can be systematically taught;
  • consider ways in which spoken language skills can be taught and practised in a broad and balanced curriculum.


Training Session 6: teaching reading comprehension

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018 Venue: To be confirmed

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the strategies readers use to comprehend text;
  • understanding the importance of vocabulary in reading comprehension;
  • explore the inter-relationship between spoken language, reading and writing;
  • explore the repertoire of strategies used by an expert teacher to teach reading;
  • explore strategies to foster independence in reading.
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