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Continuing Professional Development training enabling teachers to implement outstanding literacy practice

According to our research, less than half of surveyed teachers said they had particular strategies for teaching literacy that they thought worked well, with only a third feeling confident about using evidence-based approaches. 1 in 10 said that a lack of leadership was a barrier to achievement in literacy.*

All our courses are:

They offer teachers:

  • a chance to immerse themselves in enquiry, questioning and experimentation. 
  • innovative strategies and practical ideas to support literacy.

Contact us for further information on support for schools. Email or call 020 7820 6258

Useful publications on the importance of CPD for teachers 

What makes good professional development training (CPD) great?

This article by the Teacher's Development Trust highlights how you can choose the most effective CPD for you.

Read it here...

CPD, the DfE and you: what makes good literacy professional development?

Our blog examining the new DfE standards for teachers' professional development and how our courses match up.

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Department for Education's standards for teachers' professional development 

A description of effective practice in professional development for teachers.

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Teachers! What would evidence based practice look like?

Ben Goldacre's article explores the benefits of approaching teaching as a researcher.

Read it here... 
Training course Key Stage Length First participant Each additional participant Discount for network members (per school)
Reading for Pleasure 2 + 3 3 days £650 £450 £100
Reading for Pleasure  2 + 3 1.5 days £350 £250 £50
Improving Boys' Literacy  2 3 days £650 £450 £100
Improving Boys' Literacy  2 2 days £450 £300 £100
Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension 2 2 days £450 £300 £100
Language and Literacy within the Curriculum  3 3 days £650 £450 £100
Literacy Requirements of the new GCSEs - workshop 4 1 day £175 £125 £25
Literacy Requirements of the new GCSEs - workshop 4  0.5 day £125 £75 £25


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Courses and workshops

Reading for Pleasure

Develop strategies for creating a culture of reading across the school through action research and evaluation

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Improving Boys' Literacy

Identify the issues surrounding the gender gap in literacy and develop sustainable strategies for whole-school improvement

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Language and Literacy within the Curriculum

Create a school-wide literacy focus, ensuring the techniques learnt are embedded across all subjects

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Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension

Explore the key elements of comprehension such as inference and critical thinking and develop a strategy for effective teaching

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Literacy Requirements of the new GCSEs

Understand the reading, writing and SPAG expectations across different subjects and develop strategies to help your pupils

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Improving Writing in Key Stage 2

Develop strategies to take your pupils beyond scaffolded writing, build their confidence and self-assessment skills and help them tackle writing challenges across different text types

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