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Closing the Gap at Secondary: Improving Outcomes for All

Around 30% of primary pupils don’t start secondary school with the expected standard in English, maths or both – so what can we do to support them? Our proven strategies will help you support those pupils who need it most – improving maths skills, knowledge and reasoning, writing ability and expanding their vocabulary, and improving reading skills to help them access the wider curriculum.

  • Increase engagement and drive to improve
  • Improve writing and vocabulary choices
  • Develop reading skills
  • Support mathematical reasoning
Duration
1 day
Price
£265+VAT
Time
9:30-15:30
Available
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About this course

As pupils move into secondary schools, some are very well prepared – others are likely to struggle because of gaps in their knowledge (that can happen for a wide range of reasons).  In this course, we aim to give secondary teachers – particularly those in KS3 – a range of practical activities that can help to plug those gaps, increase student vocabulary breadth, improve confidence in reading and writing – and develop mathematical thinking that will combine to support their learning in other subjects as well.

This training will:

  • Give teachers a deeper understanding of what it takes to close gaps in learning.
  • Focus on developing skills in reading, writing and maths to support wider learning.
  • Provide you with a range of practical activities to demonstrate what classroom practice may look like.
  • Consider how ongoing assessment models can support great learning, and close gaps quickly.
  • Enable your school to continue its journey towards excellence.

 

Audience:

  • Secondary school curriculum leads
  • KS3 Phase leaders / Year 7, 8, 9 year leaders
  • Secondary school teachers – particularly of KS3

COVID-19 update

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

We plan to resume in-venue courses as and when government guidelines safely allow us to do so.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
LIVE STREAMING
09 June 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.
    Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
    LIVE STREAMING
    27 September 2021
    Online, interactive access.
    Watch again for 7 days.

      Courses at venues

      BIRMINGHAM
      24 May 2021
      Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
        MANCHESTER
        23 June 2021
        Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
          DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
          28 June 2021
          Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
            DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
            23 September 2021
            Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
              MANCHESTER
              18 October 2021
              Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
                LONDON
                23 November 2021
                Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                  BIRMINGHAM
                  26 November 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?

                    Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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