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We are passionate about literacy and raising the standards of the subject in schools. Our support is bespoke to you, offering a wide range of different services.

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Why choose One Education for Literacy

Our specialists have been selected to be on the Department for Education’s advisory team and are approved writing moderators for the local authority. They can work with school leaders, teachers and TAs to improve teaching and learning throughout the school. Through a range of approaches, we can support the planning and delivery of lessons, as well as build teachers’ confidence to engage children with the curriculum.

A huge thank you - I really enjoyed your informative session. It was great to discuss Leadership of Literacy. I am already thinking of how to implement ideas and I am planning to share all the resources at school tomorrow.

Alice Pepper, Literacy Lead
Tyntesfield Primary School

All the staff from reception to Year 6 now feel confident in delivering high-quality reading lessons with children and are enthusiastic about planning sessions for the New Year.

Kate Putt, Assistant Head Teacher
Brooklands Primary School

Two of our teachers attended the Year 3/4 literacy course and really enjoyed it. Both individually told me how fantastic and inspirational it was. One said it made her want to go home and do all of her planning for next year!

Suzanne Bentley, Literacy Co-ordinator
Ringway Primary School

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Literacy Overview

Literacy is one of the most important skills you can teach a child and is crucial to learning across the whole curriculum. We believe it is not only about raising pupil’s attainment but giving children a vital skill they need to succeed in life. Ensuring children develop the lifelong skills and knowledge needed to become confident readers and writers is the passion that drives our literacy specialists in all aspects of our work.



One Education Reading Award

Primary School Literacy Support

Literacy Training and Development

Literacy Leader Support

Literacy

Services

We provide an extensive range of services for schools and academies. These can be tailored to your requirements and we can provide a bespoke package incorporating one or more services.

One Education Reading Award


Demonstrate your school’s commitment to building a successful reading curriculum and inspire a child’s love of reading with the One Education Reading Award . We offer a huge range of resources for schools to access whilst providing schools with a criteria in order to work towards the accreditation of the award. There are three sections within the award – Reading for Decoding, Reading for Understanding, and Reading for Enjoyment.

The Department of Education have highlighted their focus on improving reading and promoting reading for pleasure; the award will illustrate the priority that your school has given to providing children with the knowledge, skills, passion, and enthusiasm for reading - which will last the whole of their lives.

Depending on your school and reading journey so far, you can choose to work towards the bronze, silver or gold award with the option to apply for the next level of award the following year.

SUPPORT PACKAGES

Reading Award Support Package

  • 4 half days support
  • Individual Reading Award log on
  • Reading Award criteria and guide
  • Access to online resources
  • Access to online CPD including webinars
  • Email support
  • Plaque and use of logo on completion

Reading Award Online Support Package

  • Individual Reading Award log on
  • Reading Award criteria and guide
  • Access to online resources
  • Access to online CPD including webinars
  • Email support
  • Plaque and use of logo on completion

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Literacy Leader Support


We share your passion for literacy and drive to make a positive difference within schools and also understand the pressures of leading the largest subject in the curriculum.

Our literacy specialists can help to support your Literacy or English Lead in developing their skills and knowledge in leading Literacy across the school. This support will help Literacy Leaders to feel confident in making and leading changes in reading, writing, phonics, oracy and SPaG.

Together with your Literacy or English lead, we can audit current Literacy provision, develop an action plan and support you to implement the plan.

We can develop a clear and concise English curriculum that meets your needs, checking National Curriculum coverage and developing a consistent assessment system.

Our Literacy specialists also hold Literacy Leader Network Meetings every term – focusing on developing skills as leaders, sharing best practice and building further knowledge of literacy.


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Primary School Literacy Support


Our Literacy specialists can work with teachers to improve teaching and learning throughout the school. With a wealth of knowledge and skills to create inspirational lessons for teachers, class teachers are supported with planning and delivering a follow up lesson with support and feedback from a Literacy Specialist. Teachers will develop their confidence whilst also developing ideas to engage children with the English curriculum.


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Literacy Training and Development


Professional development for literacy is important for pupil attainment across the whole curriculum, however smaller budgets and time pressures can make it difficult for school leaders to invest in good quality CPD for their staff.

Our Literacy specialists can support you in making a positive step towards upskilling your staff with a wealth of affordable and flexible CPD options 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. Our flexible course are designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences and can be bespoke to you and your school. Our Literacy CPD provides you with a range of knowledge, resources and skills whilst our specialists instil in you a love of the subject, enthusiasm and increased motivation.


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Benefits

We pride ourselves in putting children first and delivering exceptional services at affordable prices to schools. Here are some additional benefits of working with One Education.

Expert strategic leadership advice

DfE curriculum advisers

STA approved moderators

Qualified and experience teachers

Ensure a Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Our Education Consultants offer bespoke support in developing curriculum, planning, and assessment.

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Training courses

Training courses & Conferences

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Y2 Writing Moderation April 2019 30 April 2019

A half day event to give delegates the opportunity to discuss pupil’s writing in line with the National Curriculum.

Training Course

Y6 Writing Moderation 30 April 2019

A half day event to give delegates the opportunity to discuss pupil's writing in line with the National Curriculum.

Training Course

Advice on Moderation and Assessment Arrangements for KS2 2 May 2019

The arrangements for Key Stage 2 writing moderation in 2019 and an update on the STA’s guidance regarding the writing standards and framework.

Training Course

Y6 Literacy Network- Writing Moderation 23 May 2019

The Y6 literacy network meeting gives Y6 teachers the opportunity to gain valuable insight from experienced Manchester Moderators for SATs and Writing.

Training Course

Y2 Literacy Network 23 May 2019

The network meetings take place once a term and will ensure teachers are up to date with current DfE recommendations whilst gaining knowledge and skills on invaluable, practical ideas to adapt within the classroom.

Training Course

Literacy Leader Network Meeting- Single Session 4 July 2019

The Literacy Lead network meetings take place once a term.

Training Course

Achieve the Best in English: whole school curriculum 11 July 2019

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English requires pupils to have a much wider understanding of knowledge and skills than ever before.

Conference

Literacy Conference 2019

The Fourth One Education Literacy conference is jam packed full of excitement. The theme for this year will be 'Literacy across the Curriculum'. It is guaranteed to be an informative and enjoyable day, with three keynote speakers and a a plethora of amazing workshops.

We can provide training on all aspects of the English curriculum; reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, phonics, and oracy. We can also provide staff meetings on English throughout the curriculum, exploring opportunities for embedding learning. The team offers bespoke staff meetings, twilights and INSET days tailored to the needs of your school.

 

Our Education consultants are trained moderators and are experienced in moderating writing at the end of each key stage and across the school. We can provide support for individual year groups, whole Key Stages, or clusters across schools. We can also provide mock moderation sessions.

 

We are passionate about reading and improving the skills of young children. We can support you in many ways; reviewing your curriculum, providing training on the teaching of reading skills, looking at creating a reading culture across the school, supporting with planning, teaching, and assessing. We can work with individual teachers, Key Stages or whole teams. For information about the approach we feel is best for teaching writing, please read our blog or look at our resource section.

 

The One Education Reading Award is a quality standards mark that schools can achieve by working towards a set of criteria. The award was established to recognise those schools who build a successful reading curriculum and inspire children to read. The award also provides teachers with support through access to an online area that offers resources for the classroom, CPD materials and leadership support. The award can be purchased and completed online, with the option of purchasing school support to complement this. In completing the award, schools receive a plaque and logo to recognise the commitment and effort that they give to prioritising reading. For more information have a look at our Reading Award case studies here.

 

Our Education Consultants are experts in the teaching of writing and can help schools to review their current approach to find one that works specifically for them. We find that, for most schools, this tends to be a text based approach. Research suggests that this is the most effective way to teach writing and more information on this approach can be found in our blog here. Support for schools to improve writing outcomes is bespoke to suit the needs of your school but often consists of consultants modelling lessons, planning and assessment support, auditing and reviewing current provision, training, leadership support, individual teacher support or whole school support.

 

There are so many amazing books out there! We can provide bespoke support to help your school choose books that support the needs of your children as every school, and every cohort is different. As a starting point, we do have suggested book lists for every year group here, though we would encourage you to adapt the lists to ensure they are unique to the children you are working with.

 

Absolutely. Our Education Consultants have a wealth of experience in what approaches work for assessment throughout the English curriculum and are able to look at the approach that would best work for your school. Our consultants will help you to embed a monitoring and assessment process for the whole academic year, an example of which can be found here. They can also help in moderating of assessment judgements, analysis of data and identification of gaps. Our education consultants are trained in moderation. We also have team members who advise the STA on the development of the end of Key Stage statutory assessments.

 

One Education’s literacy specialists can help to support your Literacy or English Lead in developing their skills and knowledge in leading Literacy across the school. This support will help Literacy Leaders to feel confident in making and leading changes in reading, writing, phonics and GPS. We can audit current Literacy provision, develop an action plan and look at ways forward to implement the plan.

 

One Education can provide a multitude of support for schools and their parents across the curriculum. We have provided parents with workshops, meetings and one to one support. We can also help schools to provide opportunities for parent’s voice, then offer advice to analyse, review and implement findings.

 

We offer support for EYFS, KS1, KS2, Pupil Referral Units, Special schools. We can also provide support for transition into secondary schools.

 

Meet the team

Head of School Improvement, Maths and Literacy

Jo Gray

Jo, an STA accredited moderator for Manchester with many years of school leadership experience, has worked with schools all over the North West. She works across Early Years, KS1 and KS2 delivering leadership support, whole school curriculum support and bespoke packages to meet your needs.

Education Consultant

Laura Lodge

Laura, a curriculum adviser in KS1 and KS2 Reading for the DfE, specialises in providing bespoke training to schools across the curriculum, particularly in English and Maths. Previously working as a Key Stage Two and English lead in Manchester, Laura led wide-ranging training opportunities and supported curriculum change.

Education Consultant

Sarah Dean

Sarah provides schools with bespoke support and training across the curriculum, particularly English for KS1 and KS2. She also works as a Year 6 teacher in a Manchester Primary School, where she previously Led Literacy and helped to develop a text-based, broader curriculum to enrich children's learning.

Latest Blogs

Our team of Education Professionals regularly author articles and news items. Use the link below to view these in our One Editorial Blog.

Literacy

A Broader and more balanced Curriculum

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New Year pressure to get it right!

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Literacy

Encourage reading for pleasure

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