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Our English CPD refresher courses are delivered by experienced consultant Susie Spolander. Susie works extensively with primary schools across Oxfordshire and has an in-depth knowledge of current challenges faced by teachers, designing her courses accordingly.

The programme typically includes sessions covering English in Years 5&6 (x2 afternoons), Phonics, Guided Reading in KS1/KS2, Creating Writers in Years 3&4 (x2 afternoons), Greater Depth in Writing, Developing Vocabulary, Spelling/Grammar for TAs, Early Reading.  

Click here to find out more about our line up of online courses for this Autumn from Susie Spolander.

Moderation and Assessment

In addition to the half-day courses, we also run workshops across the academic year for KS1 and KS2 teachers focusing on Moderation and Assessment in Reading and Writing at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 respectively, giving teachers an often unique chance to work with colleagues from other schools, under the guidance of the consultant.  The first session focuses on understanding the expected standard, the second on greater depth in writing and the third on cross-school moderation. Teachers may attend all three or just one or two of the sessions.  

 

Feedback from Autumn 2020 Courses*

Securing Foundations in Reading and Writing in Years 1&2

  • 100% of delegates said the course was very or extremely valuable to them in their current role 
  • 100% of delegates agreed it was good or excellent value for money.  

“Most valuable was thinking about what I can put into practice in my own classroom, how it applies to the children in my class and being provided with lots of practical activities to use in the classroom."

Supporting Reading: A Workshop for TAs

  • 87% of delegates said the course was very or extremely valuable to them in their current role 
  • 80% of delegates agreed it was good or excellent value for money.  

“Most valuable was the suggestions of activities to try with individual pupils.” 

Year 6 Writing Moderation and Assessment: Securing the Expected Standard

  • 100% of delegates said the course was very or extremely valuable to them in their current role 
  • 100% of delegates agreed it was good or excellent value for money.  

“Most valuable was the breakout rooms where you could see different pieces of writing. These rich discussions were great for understanding progression. The teaching ideas were brilliant and really helpful. I will be using them in class to develop writing.” 

*Percentages taken from delegates who provided feedback. 

Want to know more?

For more information about current courses and to book, see our Eventbrite page or click on the course headings to the right.  

If you would rather pay by invoice, contact us directly on training@questforlearning.org.uk but please be aware that we charge a £5 administrative fee for bookings requiring an invoice.