4th Jul 2017, London
Geoff Barton
10th Nov 2017, London
David Didau
17th Nov 2017, Manchester
David Didau


Develop your leadership style

"While good readers gain new skills very rapidly, and quickly move from learning to read to reading to learn, poor readers become increasingly frustrated with the act of reading, and try to avoid reading where possible." Daniel Rigney, 'The Matthew Effect'

The importance of literacy skills cannot be overstated; they are the foundation of all other learning and access to further education and employment. Discover how to be highly effective in your role as senior leader / Literacy Coordinator and deliver improved outcomes for every pupil, in school and for life.

Is it working?

It is your duty to know that your strategy is effective. Explore answers to these ongoing questions:

  • Which pupils are speaking, reading or writing better as a result of whole-school literacy?
  • How do we assess the impact of our approach?
  • How do we tackle teams that are reluctant to get behind the literacy agenda?

Ready for Ofsted

  • Understand the importance of literacy in the latest inspection framework
  • Know what inspectors will look for
  • Prepare robust evidence of the impact of literacy teaching on pupil outcomes

Skills focus

  • Reading: strategies to support struggling readers and challenge the most able
  • Writing: teaching methods to improve written expression
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar: techniques to raise standards
  • Speaking: strategies to improve verbal communication
  • Feedback and assessment frameworks: ensure a consistent approach across the school

The building blocks of outstanding cross-curriculum strategy

  • Explore 'The Matthew Effect' and the way children from disadvantaged backgrounds can be liberated by small steps
  • Understand the essential ingredients of an outstanding whole-school literacy strategy:
  • - Techniques to motivate every teacher to champion literacy
    - Strategies for every subject
    - Ways to engage pupils
    - Effective interventions and intervention triggers
  • Gain expert guidance on applying the key principles to your context

Who should attend

  • Senior leaders with responsibility for teaching & learning / literacy
  • Heads of English
  • Literacy coordinators
  • Teachers of all subjectsE





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