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High quality, impactful training for all aspects of Primary English learning and teaching

My extensive experience in teaching, training and event facilitation enables me to offer training across a range of Primary English curriculum aspects, pedagogical approaches and subject leadership foci. In order to gain maximum impact from your CPD, I will work with you to select and tailor a training package suited to the needs of your school or partnership.

“Susie is clear, has great subject knowledge and speaks with passion and enthusiasm. The project gave practical ideas that can be implemented straight away.”

"I would like to thank you for the brilliant UKS2 Greater Depth writing course. It really made me want to get back and make some changes and there were so many fab ideas!"

I am 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, subject leaders and teaching assistants.

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Monday, 27 September 2021

13:00 - 15:00

First in the NEW Gaining Consistency programme - a series of sessions aimed at English Subject Leaders and those developing a 'top level' view of the English Curriculum

This programme is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Wednesday, 29 September 2021

15:30 - 17:00

First in the NEW English Teaching Toolkit programme - a series of sessions focused on developing effective classroom pedagogies to impact learning and teaching across the strands of Primary English

Location: online

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Thursday, 30 September 2021

10:00 - 12:00

Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support Teaching Assistants in their work with pupils. The session will cover the relevant subject knowledge and terminology for the grammar concepts taught in KS1, as well as activities for pupils to develop their understanding and approaches to support them in applying grammar to their writing.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Thursday, 30 September 2021

13:00 - 15:00

Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the simple phonics code (phases 1-4) and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching. Whether you are continuing with Letters & Sounds or adopting a new phonics programme, this session will provide the subject knowledge and understanding to support effective teaching and learning.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

10:00 - 12:00

Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support Teaching Assistants in their work with pupils. The session will cover the relevant subject knowledge and terminology for the grammar concepts taught in KS2, as well as activities for pupils to develop their understanding and approaches to support them in applying grammar to their writing.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

13:00 - 15:00

Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the complex phonics code (phase 5) and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching. Whether you are continuing with Letters & Sounds or adopting a new phonics programme, this session will provide the subject knowledge and understanding to support effective teaching and learning.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

15:30 - 17:30

An online workshop focused on effective teaching approaches for developing reading comprehension strategies with KS2 pupils.

This course is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

15:30 - 17:30

An online workshop focused on effective teaching approaches for developing reading comprehension strategies with KS1 pupils.

This course is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Thursday, 21 October 2021

15:30 - 17:30

Second in the NEW Gaining Consistency programme - a series of sessions aimed at English Subject Leaders and those developing a 'top level' view of the English Curriculum. This session explores how we can maximise learning by all staff developing a well-honed 'toolkit' of effective pedagogical strategies and approaches.

This programme is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Thursday, 4 November 2021

16:00 - 17:30

The first in a series of termly network meetings aimed at providing updates and ensuring subject leaders have the latest information to support their strategic role in schools. 

This network is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Monday, 8 November 2021

15:30 - 17:30

Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the choices and rules taught in the spelling curriculum and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching of spelling.

This course is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

09:00 - 12:00

The first in a series of three sessions to support Y1 and Y2 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the KS1 Teacher Assessment Framework for writing.

Teachers may attend all three sessions or select individual sessions from the series.

​This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

13:00 - 16:00

The first in a series of three sessions to support Y5 and Y6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the KS2 Teacher Assessment Framework for writing.

Teachers may attend all three sessions or select individual sessions from the series.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

13:00 - 15:00

The first in a series of three sessions to support Y3 and Y4 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the Lower KS2 National Curriculum requirements for writing.

Teachers may attend all three sessions or select individual sessions from the series.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

15:30 - 17:00

Second in the NEW English Teaching Toolkit programme - a series of sessions focused on developing effective classroom pedagogies to impact learning and teaching across the strands of Primary English. This session explores the highly effective practice of modelling and demonstration to enhance learning.

Location: online

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021

15:30 - 17:30

Third session in the NEW Gaining Consistency programme - a series of sessions aimed at English Subject Leaders and those developing a 'top level' view of the English Curriculum. This session looks at how we can work as a school to inspire and develop greater depth writers in all year groups.

This programme is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

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Thursday, 25 November 2021

15:30 - 17:30

Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of morphology and etymology taught in the spelling curriculum and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching of spelling.


This course is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

15:30 - 17:30

Reading Fluency is described as the ‘critical bridge’ in reading, linking word recognition to comprehension of the text. (Pikulski and Chard) This course seeks to support teachers in understanding what fluency is, the elements that build the fluency ‘bridge’ and how to implement a strategy for developing reading fluency in their classes.

This course is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: online

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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

15:30 - 17:00

Third in the NEW English Teaching Toolkit programme - a series of sessions focused on developing effective classroom pedagogies to impact learning and teaching across the strands of Primary English. This session explores how we can carefully scaffold pupils' learning towards independent application and self-scaffolding strategies.

Location: online

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Tuesday, 7 December 2021

10:00 - 12:00

This interactive online course will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the characteristics of writing at greater depth across KS1, as well as to explore approaches and strategies for developing and encouraging able writers in their classes.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Tuesday, 7 December 2021

13:00 - 15:00

This interactive online course will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the characteristics of writing at greater depth across KS2, as well as to explore approaches and strategies for developing and encouraging able writers in their classes.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: online

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Thursday, 13 January 2022

13:00 - 15:00

Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support TAs in their work with pupils. The elements of reading – word reading, fluency and comprehension – will be explained and TAs will have the opportunity to explore a variety of practical, proven approaches for supporting pupils, including for those pupils who struggle with reading, in developing their strategies and skills across the elements.

Location: online

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Thursday, 13 January 2022

15:30 - 17:30

An online workshop to explore best-practice approaches for teaching vocabulary in KS1 to support pupils in developing and applying vocabulary for spoken language, reading and writing across the breadth of the KS1 curriculum.

Location: online