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Raising Attainment in Spelling

Inspire your children to become independent, confident spellers. Packed with simple, effective strategies and ideas to implement immediately, this primary spelling CPD course is practical and engaging.

  • Practical and informative
  • Provides outstanding strategies
  • Achievable ways to engage and inspire
  • Supportive and engaging
Duration
1 day
Price
£265 + VAT
Time
9:15 - 15:30
Available
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About this course

Course Description

Did you know that 85% of the English spelling system is predictable? The secret to supporting pupils to become confident spellers lies in teaching the strategies, rules and conventions systematically and explicitly, and helping pupils recognise which strategies they can use to improve their own spelling.

This Raising Attainment in Spelling CPD course will introduce you to dozens of approaches, activities and strategies that can be used across the school and are proven to be effective at improving children’s spelling.

By attending this course, you will:

  • Learn how to inspire and engage children to become confident and independent spellers and proofreaders
  • Increase your familiarity with and understanding of the spelling content of the National Curriculum and what progression looks like
  • Discuss ways to ensure children can apply their understanding of spelling to their independent writing
  • Consider how to develop a balanced and consistent approach to the planning and teaching of spelling
  • Look at phonemic, morphological, lexical and etymological games and approaches to the decoding of spelling
  • Learn, develop and share success strategies for spelling common and unusual words
  • Discover how better spelling and word use can have dramatic impact on reading comprehension and creative writing

You'll return to your school with a wealth of exciting ideas, games and approaches to help children become super spellers and accelerate their attainment.

Audience

  • English and Literacy Leaders
  • Teachers & TAs - EYFS, Key Stage 1 (KS1) & Key Stage 2 (KS2)
  • Senior Leadership Team

What teachers say

“A very informative, useful and highly practical course with lots of ideas for improving spelling from the '1 minute brain blast' to detailed planning advice." 
Suzanne Bentley, Literacy Leader, Ringway Academy

This was simply an excellent CPD course. The activities and philosophy behind it were excellent and the delivery was outstanding.”
Charlie Jones, English Lead, Langney Primary.

“Lots of strategies to apply directly to teaching, as well as explanation of the theory and rationale behind it. I now feel more confident about planning and teaching spelling in an effective and engaging way.”
Amy Weston, Assistant Principal, Eastgate Academy

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the day and feel more confident within my own practice to raise attainment in spelling.”
Georgina Anastasiou, Literacy Co-ordinator, St Cyprians GO Primary Academy.

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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    23 February 2021
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      01 July 2021
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        07 September 2021
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          08 November 2021
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            Courses at venues

            SOUTHAMPTON
            26 April 2021
            Hilton At The Ageas Bowl - Southampton, Botley Rd, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 3XH
              LONDON
              05 May 2021
              Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                LEEDS
                16 September 2021
                The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                  DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
                  21 October 2021
                  Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                    LONDON
                    04 November 2021
                    Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                      MANCHESTER
                      08 November 2021
                      Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
                        BIRMINGHAM
                        13 December 2021
                        Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ

                          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?

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