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Teaching for memory in English

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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

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What is knowledge in English? This course examines the key areas of knowledge that will help your pupils make progress towards more accurate and articulate writing, and towards a stronger foundation of knowledge about literature.

What does it look like in the classroom? Having established the key categories of knowledge, we will go on to examine how to teach them with maximum impact, so that all pupils will have a thorough grounding in the core knowledge, while the most able will have the opportunity to build a richer and more complex understanding.

Which methods are best suited to achieving the maximum retention of knowledge in long-term memory?We will consider the relative impact of specific techniques in the classroom, such as frequent low-stakes tests, and interactive whole class teaching.

By the end of this course, you will have a greater intellectual clarity about your subject, and be enthused with practical ways of communicating this in the classroom.

Who should attend?

This course is for any teacher or school leader involved in designing and delivering English lessons or leading on the English curriculum. Although the chief focus is on secondary English, the principles and practices covered are also applicable to primary curriculum and pedagogy, especially where primary schools are interested in developing a knowledge-rich approach to teaching literature.

The tutors

Dr Anthony Radice read literature at Manchester University, achieving first class honours, before going on to study for a master’s degree at Leeds, followed by a doctoral thesis on American poetry. While completing his thesis, he trained as a teacher through the forerunner to SCITT, the Graduate Teacher Programme. He has worked in a wide range of schools, both state and independent. As head of English at an independent school in London, he pioneered a rigorous, chronological approach to teaching English. Through his blog, ‘The Traditional Teacher’, he has made a strong case for the emancipatory power of a coherent, knowledge-rich curriculum delivered through high-quality didactic teaching. He firmly believes that it is through these means that all pupils, of every background, can achieve success.

Summer Turner is subject specialist leader for English at the Inspiration Trust. She has spent the last eight years teaching in state comprehensive schools in London where she has held positions as head of English and director of teaching and learning. Summer recently published a book on curriculum and assessment design with Bloomsbury, and is a renowned speaker and blogger on curriculum, assessment, CPD, and leadership.

Booking discounts

Staff at schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk can claim a 50% discount on course costs - simply use the ANGLIA promotional code when booking.

Inspiration Teaching School Alliance partners qualify for priority booking and a 70% discount on course costs; please contact your school for your promotional code.

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256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

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