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Spelling for Teaching Assistants



Thursday 30th January 2020  9.15am - 12.30pm  PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE


Aureus School Buildings, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot OX11 6FF



Is spelling a priority in your school? Many schools are identifying spelling as a priority across the year groups and are working to develop learning and teaching in this area. In many cases, TAs are involved in supporting the teaching of whole class and group spelling, as well as supporting pupils to apply spelling strategies when writing. This course is designed especially to provide TAs with an understanding of the curriculum for spelling and its associated subject knowledge, as well as an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for engaging pupils in the investigation, learning and application of spelling.

Participants will:

  • understand the national curriculum requirements for spelling in each year group and the associated subject knowledge and terminology
  • explore strategies, activities and resources for teaching spelling
  • consider approaches for supporting pupils who find difficulty with learning, remembering and applying spellings
  • Trainer

    Susie Spolander is an experienced primary school teacher and English consultant whose practice includes classroom teaching and senior leadership across the key stages; English consultancy throughout the primary sector; and writing, developing and leading training events and projects in a range of areas to address current educational priorities. For this work, she 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, so works alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to support school development through a range of training, leadership and classroom-based approaches.