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GPS SATs 2022: 'Head Start' Workshop

There is always a lot of worry about SATs in the summer. To support teachers and leaders in preparing for these tests, this practical half-day course revisits previous grammar and spelling SATs papers, and provides you with a range of effective strategies to prepare your pupils for the summer.

  • Analysing question types and tricky areas from 2019 and before
  • Providing you with practical approaches for the classroom
  • Supporting you to plan the way you prepare your children for this year’s tests
  • Putting the GPS SATs into the context of the other changes over the last three years
3 hours
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About this course

To get everyone feeling confident and secure about the SATs in summer, we’ve brought back and updated our popular SATs ‘Head Start’ workshops. This half-day workshop-style course will:

  • help you to reflect on the 2019 KS2 GPS SATs papers
  • analyse question structures, expectations and potential barriers
  • move beyond by-rote learning to focus on a conceptually-rich understanding of grammar and spelling: something that is more consistent, reliable, and enjoyable for your children
  • introduce a range of practical and effective strategies for the classroom

You will also receive a comprehensive analysis document about the 2019 KS2 SATs papers for grammar and spelling.


  • Headteachers and SLT, English leads and GPS coordinators, KS2 phase leaders
  • Y6 and Y5 class teachers, GPS support staff, other KS2 teachers

How to access this course

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

  • 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.

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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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