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For in-school training please contact Rebecca at the email address above.  We are willing to come to your school and run bespoke training in any aspect of English teaching.

Grammar Subject Knowledge

26th Jan


This course will tackle the big ideas and core understanding needed to be confident to teach grammar in the National Curriculum. A range of teaching activities will also be modelled and explored.

The core areas covered will be:
- Different ways of constructing sentences
- Nouns and noun phrases
- Verbs
- Adverbials
- Punctuation
- Cohesion

Spelling at KS21st Feb BuckfastThis course reflects the changes in the spelling curriculum under the new orders for English. There is an increased emphasis on learning spellings and the age related expectations.

The course will show how these elements fit into our teach, practise, apply model.
Planning with teaching sequences7th Feb BuckfastThis course is suitable for teachers new to English Teaching Sequences who want to learn how to make best use of these resources.

Teachers will:
- Explore creating writerly knowledge charts
- Analyse elicitation tasks
- Use assessment information to adapt planning
- Develop clear understanding of the progression through a teaching sequence

It is not essential to be a subscriber to Babcock Teaching Sequences but all teachers will need to bring an elicitation task and text that they wish to use.
Reading in KS123rd Feb BuckfastSupport for teachers on how best to develop an effective reading environment which fulfils the requirements of the 2014 Curriculum 

Moving on with Teaching Sequences

24th Feb Buckfast

This course is suitable for teachers with some experience of using English Teaching Sequences, who wish to develop their practice. It will explore ways in which adaptations and changes can be made to the structure and strategies within the sequence to maximise progress.

The course will explore:
- Alternative outcomes
- The use of film and other visual texts
- Flexibility within the structure of sequences
- Different approaches to common strategies 

Subject Leader meetings

Spring term

Exminster 28th Feb am 

Rosemoor 1st march am and pm
Buckfast 28th Feb am
Tiverton 2nd march am and pm
Smithaleigh 3rd march am

Talk for Writing

8th Mar Buckfast 

-To introduce/revisit Talk for Writing
- To contextualise Talk for Writing within the teaching and learning   sequence for literacy
- To develop an understanding of key Talk for Writing activities
- To consider ethos
- To consider how Talk for Writing can support raising standards of writing  
Annual Conference Reading Revisited: Developing reading for meaning making10th Mar Exeter Race CourseThis conference aims to explore the teaching of reading comprehension throughout the primary phase and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from current research and explore approaches to the teaching of reading comprehension, including Reciprocal Reading.Workshops:
Key note speakers - Professor Jane Oakhill, Sussex University and Rose Brooks, Advisory Teacher (Communication and Interaction), Babcock LDP
Reciprocal Reading #1 – Developing Prediction and Clarifying
Reciprocal Reading #2 – Developing Questioning
Vocabulary Development 
Making the most of No Nonsense Grammar 13th March ExminsterThis course provides an opportunity for schools who have purchased No Nonsense Grammar (or are thinking of doing so) to explore the principles, structure and resources within the programme.

Teachers will have a chance to consider how to implement the programme in the context of their wider English teaching.
Spelling at Yr214th March BuckfastThe course covers:

- Changes to the content of the spelling curriculum for Year 2
- Subject knowledge
- A suggested pathway for teaching
- Teaching strategies which fit into our revisit, teach, practise, apply model
- Ideas to support children with learning spellings 

Next term's courses coming soon!

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