Literacy Leader Network Meetings 2017/18

‘The resource ideas and the opportunity to plan and discuss ideas with others’

‘The planning cards will have an immediate impact.’

‘The best part of the course was all of it! Fabulous and informative as always – great delivery, knowledgeable and tried and tested ideas.’

Autumn term 2017 20 November 2017 – The Innovation Centre

Spring term 2018 date 16 March 2018 – Crossflatts Primary School

Summer term 2018 – 20 June 2018 – Please note the change of date from the original 15 June.

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Resources from Autumn Meetings 2016

Resources from Spring Meetings 2017

Resources from Summer Meetings 2017

Resources from Autumn Meetings 2017

Resources from Spring Meetings 2018

Outcomes: Participants will be updated on recent developments within the world of Primary Literacy both locally and nationally, and have the opportunity to meet other Literacy Leaders to network and share experiences.

Target audience: Literacy Leaders in KS1 and KS2.

Course content: The content will vary according to the nature of developments on a term by term basis.

Provisional agenda for Autumn 2017 meeting:

Morning Session:

    • Reflecting on the 2017 Y6 reading test
    • Y2 and Y6 assessment update for 2018
    • Adapting the Five Phase Planning Sequence for Reception and early Y1
    • Whole Class Guided Reading
    • Updates


    Afternoon session:

    • Using Book Creator, Explain Everything and similar apps to develop reading comprehension and other aspects of literacy with guest presenter Tim Bleazard of The Innovation Centre.

Guest presenters: There will occasionally be guest presenters and free gifts to take away. Last year we welcomed:

Niki Tighe –  Pobble – Angela Bolam – Raintree Publishers – James Wardell -Pearson UK – Christinea Donelly – School Library Services – Alex Fellowes – Drama Workshop – 2Eskimo – Reading Assessment

On this subject, I am delighted to announce that author, Tom Palmer, will be joining us for a special workshop during our Spring term meeting on 16 March 2018. More details soon and more about Tom here:

In 2017 we covered the following:

Leadership – Writing a literacy policy – Developing a whole school approach to vocabulary – Engaging parents – Securing your role as a subject leader – Preparing for inspection

Curriculum – Preparing a whole school approach to the new reading tests – Non-fiction and writing across the curriculum – Greater depth in reading in KS1 – Using drama to develop comprehension and engagement – Developing British Values and SMSC using children’s Literature

Resources – National Poetry day – Roald Dahl Day – The Summer Reading Challenge – Elmer Day – World Book day – Literacy with the Lionesses … and more!




Cost: £170 + VAT per session including refreshments and lunch. Book all three sessions for a discounted rate of £450 + VAT – cancellations are allowed up to 5 working days before each session.

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