School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

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
  • Updated as a response to Ofsted's 2021 subject inspections
Duration
1 day
Price
£265 + VAT
Time
9:15 - 15:30
Available
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About this course

Updated as a response to Ofsted's 2021 subject inspections, research reviews, blogs, update webinars, and our own experiences from two years of the new framework.

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: 

This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • 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

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Face-to-face at COVID-secure venues across England on the dates below. Please click here to see our COVID-19 update.
  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
RECORDING
Available anytime
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Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
11 October 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
08 February 2023
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

DURHAM
10 October 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
LONDON
12 October 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
MANCHESTER
13 October 2022
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ
BIRMINGHAM
14 October 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
LEEDS
06 February 2023
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
DURHAM
07 February 2023
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
BIRMINGHAM
09 February 2023
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
LONDON
10 February 2023
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA

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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