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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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Tuesday, 28th September 2021

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

Time: 13:00-15:00

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Wednesday, 29th September 2021

ENGLISH TEACHING TOOLKIT: STRATEGY 1 - CREATING SMALL STEPS IN THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM

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

Time: 15:30-17:00

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Thursday, 30th September 2021

GRAMMAR IN KS1 –
A WORKSHOP FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support Teaching Assistants in their work with pupils.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: Online

Time: 10:00-12:00

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Thursday, 30th September 2021

PHONICS FOR READING AND WRITING -
THE SIMPLE PHONICS CODE (PHASES 1-4)

Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the simple phonics code (phases 1-4) and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: Online

Time: 13:00-15:00

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Thursday, 30th September 2021

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH READING COMPREHENSION IN KS1

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

Time: 15:30-17:30

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Tuesday, 12th October 2021

GRAMMAR IN KS2 –
A WORKSHOP FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support Teaching Assistants in their work with pupils.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: Online

Time: 10:00-12:00

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Tuesday, 12th October 2021

PHONICS FOR READING AND WRITING -
THE COMPLEX PHONICS CODE (PHASE 5)

Join this workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the simple phonics code (phases 1-4) and gain new ideas to underpin your teaching.

This course is run in partnership with Quest for Learning

Location: Online

Time: 13:00-15:00

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Tuesday, 12th October 2021

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH READING COMPREHENSION IN KS2

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

Time: 15:30-17:30

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Tuesday, 28th September 2021

GAINING CONSISTENCY: EMBEDDING EFFECTIVE PEDEGOGIES ACROSS THE SCHOOL

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 ensuring effective teaching strategies in all classes. 

This programme is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: Online

Time: 13:00-15:00

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Thursday, 4th November 2021

ENGLISH SUBJECT LEADERS' NETWORK:
AUTUMN TERM MEETING

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

Time: 16:00-17:30

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Monday, 8th November 2021

SPELLING 1: EFFECTIVE TEACHING - FOLLOWING ON FROM PHONICS

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

Time: 15:30-17:30

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Tuesday, 9th November 2021

END OF KS1 WRITING ASSESSMENT AND MODERATION: SECURING THE EXPECTED STANDARD

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

Time: 9:00 -12:00

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Tuesday, 9th November 2021

END OF KS2 WRITING ASSESSMENT AND MODERATION: SECURING THE EXPECTED STANDARD

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

Time: 13:00-16:00

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Wednesday, 10th November 2021

YEAR 3 AND 4 WRITING ASSESSMENT AND MODERATION: SECURING AGE RELATED EXPECTATIONS

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

Time: 13:00-15:00

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Wednesday, 10th November 2021

ENGLISH TEACHING TOOLKIT: STRATEGY 2 - MODELLING AND DEMONSTRATION TO ENHANCE LEARNING

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

Time: 15:30-17:00

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Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

GAINING CONSISTENCY: A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH TO GREATER DEPTH WRITING

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 writing at all stages.

This programme is run in partnership with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

Location: Online

Time: 15:30-17:30

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Thursday, 25th November 2021

SPELLING 2: EFFECTIVE TEACHING - MORPHOLOGY AND ETYMOLOGY

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

Time: 15:30-17:30

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Tuesday, 30th November 2021

DEVELOPING READING FLUENCY

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.

Location: Online

Time: 15:30-17:30

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Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

ENGLISH TEACHING TOOLKIT: STRATEGY 3 - SCAFFOLDING TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LEARNING

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

Time: 15:30-17:00

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Tuesday, 7th December 2021

DEVELOPING GREATER DEPTH WRITING ACROSS KS1

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

Time: 10:00-12:00

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Tuesday, 7th December 2021

DEVELOPING GREATER DEPTH WRITING ACROSS KS2

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

Time: 13:00-15:00

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Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

ENGLISH TEACHING TOOLKIT: STRATEGY 3 - SCAFFOLDING TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LEARNING

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

Time: 15:30-17:00