Gaining consistency: a whole school approach to applying writing skills

Gaining consistency: a whole school approach to applying writing skills

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Date(s) - 02/03/2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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£40 per person

The new EEF guidance for KS2 literacy states: Fluent writing supports composition because pupils’ cognitive resources are freed from focusing on handwriting, spelling, and sentence construction and can be redirected towards writing composition. Therefore, it is imperative that we support pupils to develop fluency in their transcriptional skills so that they can be applied to writing effortlessly, freeing up valuable processing capacity for composition.

This online workshop will consider and explore:

  • the skills of transcription and how these progress through the year groups
  • approaches for teaching, practising and embedding transcriptional skills across the year groups
  • strategies to support pupils to apply transcriptional skills at the point of writing, as well as through editing and proofreading

This course is part of the ‘Gaining Consistency’ series: a programme of CPD for those with a top-level view of the English curriculum in primary schools, focused on looking strategically at ensuring progression in the strands of the English curriculum, both across and within year-groups, and developing effective whole-school approaches to teaching and learning within each strand. Each session will focus on a different aspect of English, meaning that schools can take part in all sessions or choose those that are most relevant to their school development priorities. Other sessions in the series include:

Susie Spolander

As an experienced English consultant, Susie works with schools, academies and partnerships to develop and improve all aspects of English across the primary age range. Using her knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective teaching and learning practices, she successfully supports many schools – leaders, teachers and support staff – to improve outcomes for their pupils. During her 20+ year career in Education, Susie has enjoyed classroom teaching, as well as holding a range of senior leadership posts. Prior to establishing her own consultancy business, she worked as an English Consultant for Oxfordshire County Council’s School Improvement Service. Susie has written, developed and led a wide variety of training events, programmes and projects to address current local and national educational priorities and, in recognition of this work, has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education. Susie is an accredited trainer for several reading intervention programmes and has recently worked with OUP to write and present a new online professional development package for their Project X CODE intervention.

Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners. Her face-to-face and online training is of high quality: rooted in the curriculum, with evidence-based practice coupled with creative teaching and learning approaches. She believes in a bespoke approach to school support, working alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to develop practice through a range of leadership and classroom-based strategies, always precisely tailored to the identified needs of the school.

Susie provides training, resources and school support in partnership with local and national organisations, such as Quest for Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, OTSA and Oxford University Press.

Twitter: @susie_spolander

Accessing the online event

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We do not provide refunds if you are unable to access the event due to technical issues that are beyond our control.

Participation in the online event

Our online events aim to be interactive and you will be expected to have your camera and microphone on, although your microphone should be muted. We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.

Payment

£40

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Refunds

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