Leading Literacy In A Secondary School

This one day intensive course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to take back to your organisation in order to raise and improve literacy as a school standard, addressing the barriers that many schools’ are facing and how to accomplish these.

As the bridge between primary education and the world of university and work – the presence of high standard literacy teaching across the curriculum in secondary education is crucial to ensure students possess the necessary skills to reach their potential and positively contribute to society.

The course is tutored by David Birch, an Associate Director of National Education Trust and has worked extensively on its school improvement projects across the country. He was previously a secondary Headteacher in Devon for 12 years and has been a School Improvement Partner with nine schools in the South West and continues to work with schools in three local authorities as a school improvement adviser. Mr. Birch is also an A level English examiner and subject consultant for Ofqual.

Training Dates and Times

New dates for 2017/2018 will be issued soon.  Please do contact us if you would like to express an interest in this course.
Closing date for all applications is 2 weeks prior to the start of the course


£150.00 per person

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Course aims

The course will focus on:

  • Raising whole school standards of literacy
  • Embedding literacy into every lesson
  • Gaining clarity on how to build an effective whole-school literacy plan
  • Understanding how to engage parents to support student learning at home
  • Achieving high standards of literacy in children
  • Addressing the barriers to raising literacy standards
  • The need for teachers to have high expectations
  • Strategies to develop wider reading
  • How the clear assessment of individual pupils’ progress and needs can drive improvement

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