Targeted offer

Training & CPD

All schools that meet the priority area criteria and are therefore ‘partner schools’ have access to support for leaders, teachers and teaching assistants via CPD.

Derby City

The Priority Literacy Targeted Offer, is open to identified schools within Derby. An overview of the opportunities available can be viewed via the following video and flyer.

Focus Areas

Primary – improving the teaching of reading and writing in order to increase attainment and improve progress for pupils at the end of KS2, particularly for disadvantaged pupils.

KS3 & KS4 – supporting improvements in reading fluency and writing stamina at KS3 to improve outcomes at KS4.

Designed bespokely as an outcome from the audit process, each session will address the needs of the schools engaging with the programme.

No. of session(s): 5 plus 3x Literacy Leadership Network meetings

Session dates:

  • 24th January 2024 – Talk for Learning
  • 14th February 2024 – Learn to Read – Fluency
  • 14th March 2024 – Developing Vocabulary and the Writing Challenge
  • 27th March 2024 – Read to Learn
  • 4th June 2024 – Writing Composition

Literacy Leadership Network meetings, 1st February 2024, 24th April 2024, 4th July 2024

Find out more: Watch the video and View the flyer

Also available for TA and HLTA Training Support, find out more here.

Key Contact: tammyelward@satrust.com

The Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project will support pupils who are currently below the expected standard in reading and/or who may have difficulty accessing the reading required in the wider KS2 curriculum.

No. of session(s): 3 plus in-school activity

Session dates:

Cohort 1

  • 12th January 2024
  • 15th – 19th January 2024
  • w/c 22nd January 2024
  • 1st February 2024
  • 29th Jan – 9th Feb 2024
  • w/c 25th March 2024
  • 29th March 2024
  • 23rd April 2024

Cohort 2

  • 19th April 2024
  • 22nd – 26th April 2024
  • 29th April 2024
  • w/c 29th April 2024
  • 8th May 2024
  • 6th – 17th May 2024
  • 24th -28th June 2024
  • 10th July 2024

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: angelinabrettconsultancy@gmail.com

The KS3 Reading Fluency Project will support students who left KS2 working below the expected standard in reading and/or who may have difficulty accessing the reading required in the wider KS3 curriculum.

No. of session(s): 3 plus in-school activity

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: angelinabrettconsultancy@gmail.com

A structured programme of professional development and training for teachers focused on improving literacy in secondary schools.

No. of session(s): 7 plus 5x Literacy Leadership Network meetings

Session dates:  

  • 14th November 2023 – What is disciplinary literacy?
  • 4th December 2023 – Building vocabulary in the secondary curriculum
  • 27th February 2024 – Talk for Learning
  • 7th March 2024 & 21st March 2024 – Reading for Learning
  • 6th June 2024 & 17th June 2024 – Reading for Pleasure
  • 2nd October 2024 & 16th October 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Geography
  • 8th October 2024 & 22nd October 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Science
  • 17th October 2024 & 7th November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Physical Education
  • October 2024 & November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in History
  • 4th November 2024 & 18th November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Mathematics
  • 6th November 2024 & 28th November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in English

Literacy Leadership Network meetings, 10th November 2023, 24th January 2024, 19th June 2024, September 2024, January 2025

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: nisha.tank@literacytrust.org.uk

CPD workshops for Secondary Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants, focusing on reading in the secondary curriculum and KS3 mathematics.

No. of session(s): 3

Session dates:  

  • 16th January 2024 or 25th January 2024 – Supporting Disciplinary Reading in the Secondary Curriculum
  • 10th January 2024 & 18th January 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in KS3 Mathematics
  • 20th February 2024 & 27th February 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in KS3 Mathematics

Find out more: Watch the video and View the flyer

Key Contact: nisha.tank@literacytrust.org.uk

Hosted by Carl Pattison and suitable for Secondary and Primary teaching assistants and team leaders, this one day training will balance research with practical examples, whilst focusing on implementation in their roles back in school.

No. of session(s): 1

Session dates: 14th March 2024

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: cpattison@flyinghightrust.co.uk

Nottingham City

The Priority Literacy Targeted Offer, is open to identified schools within Nottingham. An overview of the opportunities available can be viewed via the following video and flyer.

Focus Areas

KS2 – improving the teaching of writing in order to increase attainment and improve progress for pupils of KS2, particularly for disadvantaged pupils.

Cross-Phase Reading – supporting improvements in reading at KS2 and KS3.

A series of connected and complementary CPL workshops designed to improve writing outcomes in key stage 2 for all learners.

No. of session(s): 3 plus in-school activity

Session dates:

Cohort 1

  • 18th October 2023 – English Leaders & Headteachers
  • 8th November 2023 – KS2 Teachers, Year 6
  • 15th November 2023 – KS2 Teachers, Year 5
  • 29th November 2023 – KS2 Teachers, Year 4
  • 6th December 2023 – KS2 Teachers, Year 3
  • 28th February 2024 – Using the Teaching Sequence to Support Lower Attainers
  • 6th March 2024 – Using the Teaching Sequence to Support EAL
  • 12th March 2024 – Using the Teaching Sequence to Support Transition

Cohort 2

  • 21st February 2024 – English Leaders & Headteachers
  • 5th March 2024 – KS2 Teachers, Year 6
  • 19th March 2024 – KS2 Teachers, Year 5
  • 24th April 2024 – KS2 Teachers, Year 4
  • 30th April 2024 – KS2 Teachers, Year 3
  • 18th June 2024 – Using the Teaching Sequence to Support Lower Attainers
  • 25th June 2024 – Using the Teaching Sequence to Support EAL
  • 2nd July 2024 – Using the Teaching Sequence to Support Transition

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact:

The Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project will support pupils who are currently below the expected standard in reading and/or who may have difficulty accessing the reading required in the wider KS2 curriculum.

No. of session(s): 3 plus in-school activity

Session dates:

Cohort 1

  • 12th January 2024
  • 15th – 19th January 2024
  • w/c 22nd January 2024
  • 1st February 2024
  • 29th Jan – 9th Feb 2024
  • w/c 25th March 2024
  • 29th March 2024
  • 23rd April 2024

Cohort 2

  • 19th April 2024
  • 22nd – 26th April 2024
  • 29th April 2024
  • w/c 29th April 2024
  • 8th May 2024
  • 6th – 17th May 2024
  • 24th -28th June 2024
  • 10th July 2024

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: angelinabrettconsultancy@gmail.com

Designed bespokely as an outcome from the audit process, each session will address the needs of the schools engaging with the programme.

No. of session(s): 5 plus 3x Literacy Leadership Network meetings

Session dates:

  • 18th January 2024 – Talk for Learning
  • 29th February 2024 – Learn to Read – Fluency
  • 11th March 2024 – Developing Vocabulary and the Writing Challenge
  • 26th March 2024 – Read to Learn
  • 6th June 2024 – Reading for Pleasure

Literacy Leadership Network meetings, 5th February 2024, 22nd April 2024, 10th July 2024

Find out more: Watch the video and View the flyer

Key Contact: tammyelward@satrust.com

A structured programme of professional development and training for teachers focused on improving literacy in secondary schools.

No. of session(s): 7 plus 5x Literacy Leadership Network meetings

Session dates:  

  • 21st November 2023 – What is disciplinary literacy?
  • 30th November 2023 – Building vocabulary in the secondary curriculum
  • 5th February 2024 – Talk for Learning
  • 5th March 2024 & 19th March 2024 – Reading for Learning
  • 5th June 2024 & 18th June 2024 – Reading for Pleasure
  • 1st October 2024 & 15th October 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Geography
  • October 2024 & November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in History
  • 6th November 2024 & 27th November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Mathematics
  • 7th November 2024 & 14th November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Science
  • 7th November 2024 & 12th November 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in Physical Education
  • 9th October 2024 & 16th October 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in English

Literacy Leadership Network meetings, 15th November 2023, 15th January 2024, 8th July 2024, 30th September 2024, January 2025

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: nisha.tank@literacytrust.org.uk

The KS3 Reading Fluency Project will support students who left KS2 working below the expected standard in reading and/or who may have difficulty accessing the reading required in the wider KS3 curriculum.

No. of session(s): 3 plus in-school activity

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: angelinabrettconsultancy@gmail.com

CPD workshops for Secondary Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants, focusing on reading in the secondary curriculum and KS3 mathematics.

No. of session(s): 3

Session dates:  

  • 16th January 2024 or 25th January 2024 – Supporting Disciplinary Reading in the Secondary Curriculum
  • 10th January 2024 & 18th January 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in KS3 Mathematics
  • 20th February 2024 & 27th February 2024 – Disciplinary Literacy in KS3 Mathematics

Find out more: Watch the video and View the flyer

Key Contact: nisha.tank@literacytrust.org.uk

Hosted by Carl Pattison and suitable for Secondary and Primary teaching assistants and team leaders, this one day training will balance research with practical examples, whilst focusing on implementation in their roles back in school.

No. of session(s): 1

Session dates: 14th March 2024

Find out more: View the flyer

Key Contact: cpattison@flyinghightrust.co.uk

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