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Achieving Greater Depth in English

What does it take for your children to achieve greater depth in both reading and writing? This fast-paced, practical, one-day CPD course shares the secrets behind school-wide strategies for success.

  • Achieve greater depth
  • Develop reading comprehension
  • Develop cohesion and flow
  • Excellence in reading & writing
Duration
1 day
Price
£265 + VAT
Time
9:15 - 15:30
Available
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About this course

With a focus on moving children from dependence to greater independence, together we will explore how to challenge your children in order to enable them to apply their intertwined reading and writing skills across the curriculum.

The training will:

  • Give teachers a deeper understanding of what greater depth should look like across all year groups.
  • Look at the skills required to be a successful reader, moving children from basic comprehension to deep, consistent application of more complex inference and deduction.
  • Focus on developing cohesion and flow, moving beyond the exploration and practice of a range of writing techniques into honed, author-like content.
  • Provide you with a range of practical activities to demonstrate what classroom practice may look like.
  • Consider how to closely develop pupils’ ability to understand word meanings and authors’ uses of language, moving them from basic to deeper management of their own vocabulary, sentence construction and grammar when writing.
  • Enable your pupils to achieve excellence in both reading and writing.

Audience:

Key stage 1 / Key stage 2

  • Class teachers and teaching assistants
  • English subject leaders
  • Senior Leadership team

What teachers say

“A very useful and informative session, I feel clearer about greater depth and how to support pupils to achieve it."
Hayley Dilger, Deputy Head, The Elms Junior School

“I enjoyed looking at children's work at greater depth, and found the ideas for gamification excellent."
Siobhan Pollard, St. Peter's Catholic Primary School, Gloucester

“Excellent - I found it very useful for both recognising more clearly greater depth writing and the many games to improve teaching and learning."
Kathryn Broadbent, Assistant Head & English Lead, St. Richard's RC Primary, Manchester

Further information

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now livestreaming all of our courses. Please see livestream dates below. 

We anticipate resuming in-venue courses after Easter 2021.

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    08 February 2021
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      24 March 2021
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        18 May 2021
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          07 July 2021
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            23 September 2021
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              09 December 2021
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                Courses at venues

                BIRMINGHAM
                21 April 2021
                Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                  DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
                  20 May 2021
                  Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                    LEEDS
                    16 June 2021
                    The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                      LONDON
                      18 June 2021
                      Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                        DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
                        01 October 2021
                        Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                          BIRMINGHAM
                          11 October 2021
                          Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                            LEEDS
                            24 November 2021
                            The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                              LONDON
                              03 December 2021
                              Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                                MANCHESTER
                                09 December 2021
                                Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT

                                  This course as an INSET Day

                                  Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

                                  Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

                                  Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

                                  Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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