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 texts 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.

Beechwood TSA News How children read
Beechwood TSA News Selecting texts and The reading curriculum
Beechwood TSA News Effective teaching strategies and Task design
Beechwood TSA News Resources for teachers
Beechwood TSA News Comprehension

Preparation – Reading Task: read Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro 2005) and the English Curriculum

Day 1 – 8th October 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Gap Task: Auditing resource and text selectionn

Day 2 – 18th November 2019 – 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 – 20th January 2020 -, Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Strategies for teaching comprehension – Dialogic Talk

Gap Task: Putting it into practice, capturing effective teaching

Day 4 – 21st April 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Shared learning event

Lunch will be provided

Cost: Hamwic schools £110, Non-Hamwic schools £190

Leading Reading at Key Stage 2 Programme

4 x full-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 engage pupils, raise attainment and accelerate reading progress. It explores the corner-stones of effective reading provision at Key Stage 2.

Beechwood TSA News Curriculum, Skill progression and Selecting effective texts
Beechwood TSA News Assessment, Moderation and Preparing for SATs
Beechwood TSA News Planning, Task design and 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 – 7th October 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4:00pm

The role of leader, the reading curriculum, building skills progression, what provision works best in your school: whole class teaching and guided groups?

Day 2 – 2nd December 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4.00pm

Building the profile of reading, raising engagement, providing opportunities for discussion and drama, dialogic talk, selecting effective texts, task and activity design.

Day 3 – 4th February 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 9.00am – 4.00pm

Planning for progression, covering the reading domains, preparing for SATs, providing support and challenge.

Day 4 – 23th March 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4.00pm

Providing CPD and support for teachers, assessment, feedback and moderation
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Cost: Hamwic schools £160, Non-Hamwic schools £230

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 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 – 16th October 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum design and skills progression in reading.

Day 2 – 12th December 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Pedagogy – what works best for your school?

Day 3 – 23th January 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Planning for progression, support and greater depth.

Day 4 – 12th March 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Pupil engagement, book-talk and task design.

Day 5 – 4th June 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Assessment, feedback and moderation.

Lunch will be provided

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 programme that aims to improve pupils’ achievement in spelling across a whole school or within a single phase or year group.

PLEASE NOTE:
The programme will run in conjunction with our Spelling Research Project

Beechwood TSA News Spelling and Phonics
Beechwood TSA News Effective learning strategies, Tasks and Activities
Beechwood TSA News Spelling rules and patterns
Beechwood TSA News Assessment and marking
Beechwood TSA News Effective support

Day 1 – 27th January 2020 – Beechwood Junior School- 9:00am – 4:00pm

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 – 27th April 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 1.00pm – 5.00pm

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

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Cost: Costs Hamwic schools £60, Non-Hamwic schools £100

Writing Programme
4 x full-day sessions, 1 x in-school research task and 1 x half-day sharing event

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.

PLEASE NOTE:
The programme will have a research component: delegates will trial and report on some aspect of their provision, to be presented at a shared learning event

Skill development and progression Planning Purpose-led outcomes Enthusing pupils to write Pupil choice Greater depth writing

Beechwood TSA News Skill development, progression and planning
Beechwood TSA News Enthusing pupils to write purpose-led outcomes
Beechwood TSA News Pupil choice and personalised writing
Beechwood TSA News Effective support and challenge, Greater Depth writing
Beechwood TSA News Assessment and feedback
Beechwood TSA News Preparing pupils to write
Beechwood TSA News Modelling and guiding
Beechwood TSA News Using high quality texts as models for writing
Beechwood TSA News Manipulating grammar and vocabulary for effect
Beechwood TSA News Critiquing and editing for effect

Day 1: 23rd September 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4:00pm

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

Day 2: 11th November 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4.00pm

Before they write: using texts, videos and other stimuli, inspiring and engaging pupils to write, establishing purpose, opportunities for role play, drama and discussion.

Day 3: 29th January 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4.00pm

While they write: developing independence, modelling, talk for writing, guiding, shared writing, providing differentiation, challenge and support, what more to do for greater depth

Day 4: 3rd March 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 9:00am – 4.00pm

After they write: marking and feedback, peer assessment and critique, marking and feedback, editing for accuracy and effect, publishing, mentoring greater depth.

Gap task: preparation of research presentation on an aspect of writing

Day 5: 8th June 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Shared learning event – presentation of research projects.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Cost: Hamwic schools £190, Non-Hamwic schools £280

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