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 16 posts

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

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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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Literacy

Key Dates for Writing Moderation

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In the last week, schools should have received confirmation as to whether an external moderation visit will take place for either KS1 or KS2 assessments. Although moderation can be seen as stressful, the process is supportive and worthwhile...

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School Improvement

Great Assessment

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Last week, the Chartered College of Teaching and Evidence-Based Education hosted a discussion, ‘What Makes Great Assessment?’ During the discussion, the panel tackled three key questions...

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News

‘High-Stakes’ Testing Harming Primary Schools

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Just prior to the dissolution of Parliament this week, the House of Commons Education Committee published its eleventh report of session, outlining its evaluation of the current primary assessment system.

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News

Capital Funding for Schools

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On 26 April, the Public Accounts Committee published their most recent report on ‘Capital Funding for Schools’. The report’s remit was to evaluate the Department for Education’s use of funding for new schools and the creation of additional places in existing educational settings.

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