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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

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses.

For the most up to date information regarding the pandemic, please take a look at our 'COVID-19 Update' page.

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            Courses at venues

            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.

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