This programme will ensure schools are aware of any national policy changes and is designed to improve standards of teaching and learning of reading and writing at KS1 and KS2 to at least ‘Good’ with the targeted group on the programme. Each session will contain taught input with practical ideas and strategies to try back at school. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions. There will be a planned school base ‘Lesson Study’ opportunity and the final session will provide delegates with ideas for leading a staff meeting/Inset event back at their own school. Headteachers are welcome to attend the final session at no cost.
Trainer: Fiona Lingard, DTSA English Consultant and local Specialist Leaders of Education.
Target audience: This will be aimed at the Subject Leader and ideally one other teacher from the
same school (two staff per school) with one from each Key Stage if it’s a Primary school
Session 1: Thursday 21 September 2017 – 1pm to 4pm
‘The pedagogy of reading and writing: modelled/ guided/ independent’
Session 2: Thursday 5 October 2017 – 1pm to 4pm
‘Using quality texts to drive the planning, teaching and application of reading and writing
(including Improving reading for more able children).’
Session 3: Thursday 19 October 2017 – 9am to 4pm (lunch will be provided)
‘Reading for meaning: what are the skills we need to explicitly teach?’
‘Planning a Lesson Study session on this theme’
Session 4: Thursday 16 November 2017 – 1pm to 4pm
‘Developing an environment for reading and writing: growing enthusiastic readers and writers’
School based activity: Undertaking a lesson study in your own school (to be completed before
Session 5: Thursday 30 November 2017 – 1pm to 4pm
‘Reading and writing interventions: what works and why?’
Session 6: Thursday 14 December 2017 – 1pm to 4.30pm (Headteachers are invited to this session)
‘What impact has the CPD and development had in your school?’
Feedback and discussion about Lesson Study task – other opportunities to develop Lesson Study.
Sharing good practice. A model for leading a staff meeting to share learning from this programme and
establish if your school wishes to further develop Lesson Study.