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 20 posts

News

Changes to Primary Assessment

By Laura Lodge on

On 14 September, the promised government response to their ‘Primary Assessment Consultation’ was published. Along with thousands of staff in the education sector, I opened the document with trepidation, wondering whether the Department for Education had listened to the teaching profession.

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Literacy

A New Year of Literacy

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The start of a new academic year always brings a raft of changes and challenges, regardless of whether you move settings, switch year groups, change job titles or stay put.

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School Improvement

Improved Outcomes at KS2

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On the 4 July, headteachers across the country checked the outcomes of their staff and pupils’ hard work towards the End of Key Stage Two national tests. Given the shock that many experienced in 2016, schools were understandably wary about what they would find.

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School Improvement

Broad and Balanced Curriculum

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Speaking at the Telegraph Festival of Education, Amanda Spielman, HMCI, made clear that schools must focus more on the “real meat” of education - the curriculum.

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Literacy

2017 KS2 Reading Test

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In May, teachers waited with bated breath to see how challenging the 2017 KS2 SATs would be, with reading being under particular scrutiny given last year’s demoralising test. The general consensus has been that this year’s reading test was fairer...

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Literacy

Improving Literacy in KS2

By Laura Lodge on

Last week, the EEF published their latest guidance report, ‘Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two’. The report builds upon the KS1 version issued in September 2016 and evaluates a number of common approaches to literacy in primary schools, providing objective opinion and evidence to promote best practice.

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