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

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

This course is appropriate for primary and special schools.

  • 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.

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
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
08 November 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
25 January 2022
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

Courses at venues

MANCHESTER
08 November 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
BIRMINGHAM
13 December 2021
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
LEEDS
17 January 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
DURHAM
18 February 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
MANCHESTER
09 March 2022
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
LONDON
22 March 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
BIRMINGHAM
30 March 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL

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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