Training & Development

Literacy Training & Development

Our Literacy specialists can provide you with a wealth of CPD that helps to develop knowledge, skills and expertise across the subject.

Meeting the 'Standard for teachers’ professional development', our CPD is in line with DfE recommendations. Courses are designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences and can be bespoke to you and your school. Our Literacy specialists are passionate about all things Literacy; Reading, Writing, Spelling and grammar. They, like you, put children first in order to improve the Literacy skills that young children have. Our Literacy CPD provides you with a range of knowledge, resources and skills whilst our specialists instill in you a love of the subject, enthusiasm and increased motivation.

"Thanks so much for all of your help with everything and for delivering such inspirational training- you have created a real "buzz" for Literacy!" - Suzanne Bentley, Literacy Co-ordinator, Ringway Primary School

Literacy Training

‘PICC a text’

Text-based literacy is a very effective way of teaching the English curriculum. Using a high quality text, teachers can support children to develop speaking and listening skills, reading and writing in a fun, engaging and motivating way. One Education have developed a comprehensive text-based approach entitled ‘PICC a Text’. The approach includes planning formats, exemplar units, guidance on choosing texts and monitoring systems. We can provide a range of support to assist you in embedding a text-based curriculum within your own school, including staff training, planning and development.

Reading – A modern approach

Reading is a skill for life, not just the classroom. Reading for enjoyment is now a key area of the National Curriculum and teachers are looking for different ways of teaching reading that take account of children’s changing tastes. This course will look at how to use different resources such as wordless picture books, comics, apps, films and music to engage and challenge children as readers. Key concepts will be covered including – a reinvented guided reading carousel - the use of content domains for questioning – planning for best outcomes – encouraging reading around school. Participants will leave with improved knowledge and a bank of ideas to start their journey creating a culture of reading across the school.

Writing – Inspire, Engage, Motivate

The interim assessment frameworks have raised expectations for children’s writing once again. The challenge for teachers now is how to work towards them whilst instilling a love of writing into children. The session will offer a wide range of activities and ideas to transform the teaching of writing in the classroom, including: - using a text-based approach - embedding the use of music, film and apps in the writing curriculum – Cross curricular opportunities for writing . Delegates will improve their knowledge of key developments in children’s writing and leave the course with a wide range of ideas to implement in their own practice.

Literacy Leader Network Meetings

The Literacy Leader Network Meetings take place once a term. A network event can be attended as a single event but attending the three meetings throughout the year will allow for Literacy Leaders to build upon their leadership skills whilst gaining invaluable, practical ideas to adapt within the classroom. The Literacy Leader Network Meetings will focus on: -Auditing and reviewing whole school Literacy -Coaching and mentoring within schools -Leadership styles -DfE updates -Assessment -Whole school Literacy planning and progression -Text-based Literacy -Capturing children’s creativity within literacy

Phonics; Knowledge and Understanding within the classroom

Teachers need to have a thorough understanding of phonological awareness and the application of phonic knowledge in reading and writing.   We will ensure that delegates will improve their knowledge of phonics, understand assessment and develop a range of skills and practical ideas that can be implemented within the classroom. The core learning of the course will include: -Phonics terminology and phonological awareness  -The teaching sequence for discrete phonics lessons -Progression and assessment  -Application of phonics within the classroom environment  

Getting Creative with SPaG

The National Curriculum programmes of study for English requires pupils to have a much wider understanding of knowledge and skills for grammar, punctuation and spelling than ever before. This course looks at progression of the SPaG curriculum from Y1 to Y6 and offers many creative ways to teach SPaG in context, along with suggestions for discrete sessions. The session will offer practical ideas that can be implemented easily within the classroom and participants will leave knowing how to implement SPaG in a clear and concise way across the whole school.

Year 6 Literacy Network Meeting

The Year Six Literacy Network meeting has been established in order to give Y6 teachers the opportunity to gain valuable insights from an experienced Manchester moderator for SATs and writing. The cluster group will take place once a term and will ensure Y6 teachers are up to date with current DfE recommendations whilst gaining knowledge and skills on invaluable, practical ideas to adapt within the classroom. The Y6 Cluster Group Meetings for 2016-2017 will focus on: -DfE updates -Teaching reading skills -Planning for writing opportunities -Creativity in the Y6 classroom -Writing Moderation - Reading Moderation -Network opportunities

Year 2/Year 6 Writing Moderation

A 1/2 day course to give delegates the opportunity to discuss pupil's writing in line with the New Curriculum. Jo Gray, an experienced Manchester moderator, will ensure that the course provides colleagues with up to date Key Stage statutory assessment arrangements in the new National Curriculum for writing. The session will give colleagues the opportunity to moderate writing with colleagues, local schools, and with an experienced moderator – all of which will help aid in developing consistency within assessment for writing. All delegates should bring with them writing evidence from across the curriculum for three children as the majority of the course will be spent assessing writing and discussing work with colleagues.


Training on any aspect of the English curriculum can be provided by One Education as a staff meeting or an INSET at your school. For further information, fill out the form below or call on 0844 967 1111

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