English Package

Our English Package offers training and support in reading, phonics, spelling and writing for both teachers and leaders with differing levels of experience and responsibility.

Reading provision is poorly supported nationally. Our Guiding Reading Programme allows teachers to reconnect with the fundamentals of teaching comprehension by raising the quality of dialogue around texts. Our two Leading Reading Programmes take a broader approach to supporting those responsible for leading reading to develop the effectiveness of their school’s provision, whether within a single year group or across all phases. Each takes a different approach that recognises the increased focus on phonics and fluency at Key Stage 1 and on comprehension and critique at Key Stage 2.

Our Spelling and Writing Programmes provide essential guidance to teachers and leaders of English on effective teaching of writing, starting first and foremost with secure subject knowledge. Our Spelling Programme explores the key components underpinning pupils’ spelling knowledge and audits the effectiveness of a range of current spelling programmes and approaches. Our Writing Programme unpicks all of the required elements at Expected Standard and Greater Depth and then provides guidance to teachers and leaders on how to build a successful writing curriculum that has pupil engagement, purpose and effect at the heart.

Guided Reading Programme for Teachers
4 x half day sessions + gap tasks

Aimed at: class teachers and English subject leaders.

There has been a limited focus on securing teachers’ subject knowledge in reading over the last few years. This is particularly true for supporting pupils to engage with text at a deeper level of meaning.

This programme supports teachers to reconnect with the fundamentals of teaching comprehension and challenging the quality of dialogue in their classrooms around high quality texts.

Preparation – Reading Task (Never Let me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 2005) + English Curriculum

Day 1: 8th October 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Understanding the research – How do children make sense of text?

Gap Task: Auditing resource and text selection

Day 2: 19th November 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Mapping text potential – ‘There is no shortcut to teaching reading well’.

Gap Task: Current provision in your classroom.

Day 3: 22nd January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Strategies for teaching comprehension – Dialogic Talk.

Gap Task: Putting it into practice, capturing effective teaching.

Day 4: 4th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Shared learning event.

The course will be led by Abbie Wilkinson, Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust, and co-facilitated by SLEs from across a range of Hamwic schools.
Cost: Hamwic schools £100, Non-Hamwic schools £180
(Leads to our Leading Reading at Key Stage 2 and Leading Phonics and Early Reading at EYFS and Key Stage 1 Programmes).

Leading Reading at Key Stage 2 Programme
5 x half-day sessions

Aimed at: English Subject Leaders, Year Leaders and Phase Leaders at Key Stage 2

Reading is poorly supported at a national level: the National Curriculum lacks clarity of skill progression, ‘Greater Depth’ remains undefined and there is little certainty over effective pedagogies. This programme aims to support school leaders and senior teachers to develop effective provision that will raise attainment and accelerate reading progress. It explores the corner-stones of effective reading provision at Key Stage 2:

Beechwood TSA News Curriculum and skill progression
Beechwood TSA News Assessment and moderation
Beechwood TSA News Planning Teaching pedagogies: ‘guided reading’, ‘whole class reading’
Beechwood TSA News Timetabling Pupil support and ‘Greater Depth’ Task development
Beechwood TSA News Pupil engagement, drama, discussion and role play

Day 1: 10th October 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum design, curriculum mapping and skills progression in reading + gap task.

Day 2: 5th December 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Pedagogy – guided groups, whole class reading – what works best for your school? + gap task.

Day 3: 9th January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Planning for progression, support and greater depth in reading + gap task.

Day 4: 6th February 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Pupil engagement, book-talk and task design + gap task.

Day 5: 20th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Assessment, feedback and moderation.

The course will be led by Andrew Crosby and co-facilitated by SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £150, Non-Hamwic schools £220

Leading Phonics and Early Reading at EYFS and Key Stage 1 Programme
5 x half-day sessions

Aimed at: English Subject Leaders, Year Leaders and Phase Leaders at EYFS and Key Stage 1

Reading is of fundamental importance at EYFS and Key Stage 1 yet there is little guidance available on how teachers can juggle the needs of phonics, fluency and comprehension among young children at different stages of development.

This programme aims to support school leaders and senior teachers to develop effective provision that will raise attainment and accelerate reading progress at EYFS and KS1:

Beechwood TSA News Curriculum and skill progression
Beechwood TSA News Assessment and moderation
Beechwood TSA News Planning Teaching pedagogies: ‘guided reading’, ‘whole class reading’
Beechwood TSA News Timetabling Pupil support and ‘Greater Depth’ Task development
Beechwood TSA News Pupil engagement, drama, discussion and role play

Day 1: 9th October 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum design, curriculum mapping and skills progression in reading.

Day 2: 4th December 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Building Fluency in reading.

Day 3: 23rd January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Assesment.

Day 4: 25th February 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Application of phonics to spelling.

Day 5: 25th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Curriculum design.

The course will be led by Sue Underwood and co-facilitated by SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £150, Non-Hamwic schools £220

Spelling Programme
1 x full-day core training, 1 x in-school research task and 1 x half-day sharing event .

Aimed at: Experienced English teachers and English Leaders at KS1 and KS2

The spelling content within the national curriculum contributes significantly to pupils’ success in writing. The transition and progression between phonics and spelling requires careful planning and secure subject knowledge. Many schools report that ‘making sure that there is a consistent approach to spelling across the whole school’ and ‘the application of spelling rules into written work and applying rules to other words,’ are key areas where they would benefit from further support.

This workshop will help English Leaders and experienced English teachers to participate in a research-based course that aims to improve pupils’ achievement in spelling across a whole school or within a single phase or year group.

The programme will run in conjunction with our Spelling Research Project

Day 1: 4th February 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm

All day workshop to:
Beechwood TSA News Identify the key components which support pupils’ spelling knowledge
Beechwood TSA News Develop a strengthened understanding of how pupils are build their spelling knowledge and accuracy progressively
Beechwood TSA News Audit current programmes for spelling, identify gaps and potential quick wins
Beechwood TSA News Establish programme aims and protocols

Research task – participants explore an aspect of spelling within their own schools

Day 2: 1st April 2019, 1:00pm – 5.00pm, Beechwood Junior School

Shared learning event tor report on, evaluate and collate research task results.

The course will be led by Abbie Wilkinson, Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust.
Cost: Costs Hamwic schools £10, Non-Hamwic schools £80
(Leads to our Writing Programme)

Writing Programme
1 x full-day + 5 x half-day sessions + gap tasks.

Aimed at: Teachers and Leaders of writing at KS1 and KS2

The Revised Assessment Framework rightly places increased emphasis on the purpose and effect of children’s writing. There are now higher expectations that pupils will be able to independently apply their writing skills and develop a deeper understanding of the impact of their choices.

The Beechwood Teaching School Alliance Writing Programme provides guidance to teachers and English Leaders on how to place purpose and effect at the centre of their writing provision, taking a hands-on look at every stage of the writing process. It is aimed at teachers and leaders alike, whether they are seeking to improve the impact of their own teaching or across an entire school.

The core message is simple: if pupils are purposefully engaged and enjoying their writing then the quality of their outcomes will improve.

NB: the course will have a research component: delegates will trial and report on some aspect of their provision through a range of gap tasks:

Beechwood TSA News Skill development and progression
Beechwood TSA News Planning purpose-led outcomes
Beechwood TSA News Enthusing pupils to write
Beechwood TSA News Pupil choice and personalised writing
Beechwood TSA News Differentiation, support and challenge
Beechwood TSA News Greater depth writing
Beechwood TSA News Assessment and feedback
Beechwood TSA News Effective preparation for writing
Beechwood TSA News Modelling and guiding
Beechwood TSA News Using high quality texts as models writing
Beechwood TSA News Manipulating grammar and vocabulary for effect
Beechwood TSA News Critiquing and editing for effect
Beechwood TSA News What kind of support to provide, when?

Day 1: 27th September 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm

The writing curriculum; subject knowledge; planning for progression of writing skills; planning for purposeful writing outcomes; identifying and planning for greater depth.

Day 2: 6th November 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Before they write – inspiring and engaging; establishing purpose; opportunities for ole play, drama and discussion; making it their own; planning effectively + Gap Task.

Day 3: 29th November 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

While they write – modelling; talk for writing; guiding; providing challenge and support; providing effective feedback + Gap Task.

Day 4: 31st January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

After they write – developing effective peer assessment and critique; marking and feedback; editing for accuracy and effect; mentoring; refining and publishing + Gap Task.

Day 5: 7th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Differentiation, support, challenge and Greater Depth.

Day 6: 28th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00am – 5.00pm

Shared learning event.

The course will be led by Andrew Crosby and SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Costs Hamwic schools £190, Non-Hamwic schools £280

SPECIAL OFFER: BUY ALL 5 ENGLISH PACKAGES AND RECEIVE 5% OFF!

There is also an additional 5% off the total package cost for Early Bird bookings for both Hamwic and non-Hamwic schools. Discount will be applied once all programmes in package are purchased.

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