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Developing Vocabulary across the Curriculum: KS2



Wednesday 13th January 2021  10am - 12noon




£50 per delegate

With recent research and media coverage reporting a significant ‘word-gap’ for pupils, the development of a wide and rich vocabulary is becoming an ever-increasing priority for many schools. Through practical approaches and activities, this interactive online course will explore the explicit teaching of vocabulary in KS2 and the embedding of vocabulary development within reading and writing, as well as across the wider curriculum.

Participants will: 

  • consider the current agenda of oracy and vocabulary, including research findings, and reflect on their schools’ position
  • explore best-practice approaches to teaching vocabulary in KS2, including strategies, activities and resources
  • understand how to support pupils to develop and apply vocabulary for spoken language, reading and writing across the breadth of the curriculum
  • Trainer

    As an experienced English consultant, Susie Spolander works with schools, partnerships and trusts 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 and teachers 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. She is also an accredited trainer for several reading intervention programmes. In recognition of her work, Susie has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education.

    Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners. Her training is of high quality: rooted in the curriculum, with evidence-based practice alongside creative teaching and learning approaches. Susie 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, Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and Oxford University Press.