Literacy Specialist

Laura Lodge

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Laura Lodge is a literacy specialist who has experience working across the primary phase.

Before joining One Education, Laura was Literacy Lead and Key Stage Two Leader at a primary school in Manchester. She led wide-ranging training opportunities for a range of cluster schools and developed the teaching and assessment of the new primary curriculum for English.

Laura now provides bespoke training, support and development on all aspects of the English national curriculum to schools across the North West. Laura supports staff within the classroom with planning, teaching and assessment, as well as facilitating moderation and the implementation of CPD. She leads training on subjects including the PICC (Predict, Interrogate, Capture and Create) text-based approach to Literacy and creative ways to teach SPaG. Laura also supports schools with subject audits, developing whole school action plans and embedding initiatives such as the One Education Reading Award.

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Laura Lodge has written 10 posts

News

STA Clarification on KS2 Writing Assessments

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On Friday 10 March, the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) issued a guidance video aiming to offer some clarification with regards to the teacher assessment of Writing at the end of Key Stage Two.

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School Inspection Update

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This week, Ofsted published their latest school inspection update. Alongside welcoming the new HMCI, Amanda Spielman, and her vision for Ofsted as “a force for improvement”; the update also provides inspectors with key information which will impact upcoming inspections.

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Literacy

Redressing the Balance

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The NAHT’s independent Assessment Review Group was established in May 2016 to consider the current assessment system and propose an alternative for the future.

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Literacy

Teaching SPaG Creatively

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Whilst children generally succeed well in SPaG assessments, the real challenge is making the learning stick. Without this, children cannot actively apply concepts in their own writing.

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PISA 2015

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Conducted every three years, PISA assesses pupils in four subjects, with science being the focus subject in 2015. The data gathered is used to rank each participating country or region and show where their individual strengths and weaknesses lie.

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School Improvement

Rochford Review Summary

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It has been almost a year since the interim Rochford Review was released. This summary of the final report of the Rochford Review of assessment for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests emphasises ten key recommendations highlighted below.

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