Improving Literacy Across All Subjects

In September 2019 Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into play – is your school ready?

According to Ofsted we can expect that ‘these changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from headline data to look instead at how schools are achieving these results, and whether they are offering a curriculum that is broad, rich and deep, or simply teaching to the test’

This course will be essential to make sure your school is providing a rich curriculum which supports children’s development of reading, writing and speaking and listening across all subjects. With a greater emphasis on whether schools have adopted or constructed an ambitious curriculum, school leaders are now in a strong position to evaluate and improve how reading is taught in all areas of the curriculum and how they prepare all children to make good progress and become better prepared for the next stages of their learning.

Do you know what good practice is and how to promote reading and literacy across the curriculum?

How can you make your school’s curriculum ‘language rich’?

Do you know how children can be inspired to draw on high-quality published and on- line texts?

Are you aware of the changes for 2019 and the implications this has on teaching and leading within a school?

Do you know that all of your children are making good and better progress in developing their use of language in foundation subjects and how to evidence this?

Session 1: Defining Reading and Literacy

  • Establishing a clear definition of reading in terms of the critical literacy needed for success and full participation
  • Reading for meaning to promote ‘critical literacy’
  • Developing an ambitious curriculum

Session 2: What to expect from the new 2019 Ofsted Framework

  • What are the key changes?
  • What implications does the new framework have on how literacy should be developed
  • Curriculum Intent and curriculum implementation – ensuring consistency.

Session 3: A Practical Approach for Teaching ‘Critical Literacy’

  • How to develop a genuinely cross-curricular approach to literacy:
    • Speak like a …….
    • Reading for meaning
    • Zoom in and zoom out
    • Structure and style

Session 4: Literacy for all children (across all subjects)

  • Skills of reading - practice and summarizing
  • Evaluating texts
  • Links to progress in writing and evidence-based research
  • Meeting the needs of EAL and less-able readers.

This course is suitable for senior leadership team members of all key stages and those with responsibility for developing literacy across the curriculum.

Presenter Profile

Peter has spent over thirty years in teaching and twenty in senior leadership, including six as a headteacher. But he is first and foremost a teacher of English and literacy. He has been a Head of English twice in two very different high performing schools in Leicester and in London where he has significantly raised outcomes and increased the take up of English in the sixth form.

Peter is driven by a passion to ensure all students, particularly disadvantaged students, benefit from high quality education. His main role currently is as an interim senior leader supporting schools in challenging circumstances where literacy is one of the main barriers to success and, therefore, improving the quality of reading and of literacy is a daily challenge.

Cost: £250 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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