Training and events


As experienced trainers and event facilitators, the Primary Support Team offer training across a range of subject-specific topics, pedagogical themes and leadership foci.  In order to gain maximum impact, consultants will work with you to select and tailor a training package suited to the needs of your school or partnership.  

We are also pleased to work in association with organisations such as the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and Quest for Learning to offer  professional development opportunities for teachers, NQTs, leaders and teaching assistants.

Training and events

Jan
10
2019
Many teachers use guided reading to teach and develop reading in their KS1 classes but how can we ensure that guided reading is used effectively as a teaching tool to develop, secure and embed readers’ key skills and strategies towards independent application?

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
10
2019
Many teachers use guided reading to teach and develop reading in their KS2 classes but how can we ensure that guided reading is used effectively as a teaching tool to develop, secure and embed readers’ key skills and strategies towards independent application? 

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 13:15 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
16
2019
Is spelling a priority in your school? 
Come and explore creative ways to engage you pupils in investigating, learning and applying spelling strategies.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
21
2019
Teaching oracy effectively for speaking, listening, reading and writing

Location: Chilton School, Downside, Chilton, Didcot, OXON

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
27
2019
Are you noticing a word-gap? 
Come and explore how to develop your pupils' enthusiasm for words, creative ways to play with language and proven strategies to support pupils to learn and apply a wide vocabulary.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Jan
30
2019
How can you support and challenge your more able writers? 
This half-day course has been designed to formulate strategies which will enable teachers to support and challenge Y6 writers, with the focus on securing the greater depth ​standard.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Feb
7
2019
Year 6 cross-school writing moderation
This three-part course aims to support Year 6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 6 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 13:15 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Mar
13
2019
Is your teaching of grammar embedded in reading and writing?
Come and explore creative approaches to teaching grammar through quality texts to impact pupils' reading and writing.

Location: Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

Mar
14
2019

Location: Chilton School, Downside, Chilton, Didcot, OXON

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

May
1
2019

Do your pupils need to work on the latter stages of the writing process?

Location: Chilton School, Downside, Chilton, Didcot, OXON

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

May
21
2019
Year 6 cross-school writing moderation
This three-part course aims to support Year 6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 6 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course.

Location: The Aureus School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon OX11 6FF

Time: 9:15 - 12:30

Speaker: Susie Spolander

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