“We listened to the webinar together as a whole staff…this is a great way to access good quality CPD."
Geoff Goodchild, Upton Primary School, network member
Over the years we have collaborated with a number of exciting guest speakers from schools and other expert organisations to record webinars; succinct, professional development sessions to help you reflect on your literacy practice.
Browse recordings and accompanying resources of all our network webinars below.
21Sep2016Using a writer-in-residence to develop students' creative writing skills Network members only
Emma Bate from Oxford Spires Academy and Kate Clanchy from First Story talk about how a writer-in-residence can support students in secondary schools to develop their creative writing skills through participation in a First Story project.
14Nov2013EAL learners and the teaching of reading: the NALDIC viewpoint Network members only
Frank Monaghan, Deputy Chair at NALDIC, provides an overview of EAL learners in the UK today before focusing on how to approach the teaching of reading with EAL learners, particularly with regards to phonics.
22May2013Book selection strategies Network members only
Jason Vit and Irene Picton from the National Literacy Trust's Young Readers Programme discuss strategies for selecting books, and provide lots of practical tips to help pupils become independent engaged readers.
13Feb2013Making grammar work Network members only
Debra Myhill from the University of Exeter discusses the contextualisation of grammar in teaching and the impact this has on the quality of pupils’ writing.
05Dec2012Reading for enjoyment: practical strategies for building a whole-school reading culture Network members only
Peter Ratcliffe and Martin MacDonald from Longdean School share the strategies they have used to achieve a whole-school reading culture.
03Dec2012Using high quality books to support phonics teaching Network members only
Jacqueline Harris, Education Consultant, discusses real life application of phonics and provides recommendations for high quality "real" books that support the teaching of phonics.
26Jun2012Which bits of grammar matter? Network members only
Geoff Barton, writer and Headteacher at King Edward VI School, discusses the way grammar needs to be taught in order to impact on pupils’ reading and writing skills and what this looks like across a whole school.
30May2012Success with boys in English Network members only
Emily Tudor, Assistant Principal and Subject Leader for English at St Paul's Academy presents the school's approach to boys' literacy, which has been showcased by Ofsted.
10May2012Using technology to inspire boys Network members only
Bev Humphrey, literacy, school libraries and technology consultant, showcases some exciting sites, apps, resources and authors that have been shown to get boys excited about reading.
13Mar2012The power of blogging Network members only
David Mitchell, blogging expert and Deputy Headteacher at Heathfield Primary School, explains how the introduction of blogging to the classroom has led to a marked increase in writing standards.
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