Supporting those Struggling with the Requirements of English Language and Literature

Learners may struggle with English language and literature in Key Stages 3 and 4 due to a range of issues such as fluency, problems with comprehension, speed of processing, past experiences, and their attitude to English. This course will provide positive, engaging and practical ideas to re-engage learners in English as well as exploring approaches to teaching mixed-ability classes.

  • Toolbox of practical ideas to engage and motivate
  • Ways to improve our quality of instruction in English
  • Exploring reasons why learners become disengaged
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This course will not only give you lots of practical ideas to help engage and motivate learners who may be struggling with certain aspects of English language and literature but also a chance to explore why this might happen in the first place and what we can do to prevent problems in the future.

  • Understand the barriers to learning English - recognising and working with ‘spiky profiles’
  • Find practical approaches that can be adapted to suit the needs of your learners 
  • Consider the use of drama and active learning in the English classroom
  • Develop creative approaches to helping reading and comprehension
  • Develop creative approaches to engaging learners with writing


This course is appropriate for secondary schools.

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.
  • 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.

Courses at venues

09 February 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
24 February 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA