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Thank you everyone for rising to the challenge and providing that much needed support for all the children and families.
We are starting to book school audits for the Autumn Term, if you want to find out more about this and how you might be eligible for funding support towards your SSP resources, books and training then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the DfE link for information about the Phonic Screening Check in Autumn 2021 for the Year 2 children: https://www.gov.
We are here to support all schools with this in any way that we can.
Please email your 2020 Autumn Year 2 Phonic Screening Check Data % pass rate when you have it so we can update our records to see how we might be able to support you further with tailored support and access to funding.
In order to access this support we request that you please fill in this year’s self referral with your latest data and predictions for 2020 as this will help us see whether we can offer you further tailored support, school audits and access to free funding.
We are currently supporting a number of schools with Partner School Support which includes literacy specialist support days working alongside the school. Please get in touch for further information.
Thursday 21st October 2021 9-12: Zoom
We have our first showcase of the academic year which will be over a morning (9-12) on zoom.
Please join us to look at how we can help you continue to drive standards in the teaching of reading and early language development.
Within the morning we will look over all the hub areas. There will also be time where we explore the new reading framework, look at best practice and think about our next steps.
Book here: https://forms.office.com/r/Szx4fcWu8x
Vocabulary Ninja, Andrew Jennings, ran a CPD session on 21st September 2021 which was free to access and relevant to all school staff.
The Vocabulary Ninja September CPD offer introduces staff to the importance of vocabulary in a primary school, focusing briefly on some key supporting research and how vocabulary is directly linked to pupil attainment.
Swiftly moving into how to practically prepare the classroom environment effectively, use the key Vocabulary Ninja Word of the Day and curriculum resources, plus modelling how to use them effectively.
Vocabulary Ninja’s training is very much about teachers leaving the session feeling confident and equipped to introduce the Word of the Day to pupils as part of a clear and consistent whole school system…Plus many more strategies and resources to support your literacy curriculum.
Please find the details of our support for Reading for Pleasure. These are free to access and will consist of 6 sessions after school throughout the year. Each session runs from 4-5.30pm on Zoom.
Teachers as Readers Group with the Open University and UKLA which will be run by our Hub Lead, Danni Cooke, and our Hub Literacy Specialist, Rachael Hine (nee Dann).
This is free evidence–based CPD for leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, early years professionals, librarians, reading volunteers and others to enrich their understanding of reading for pleasure (RfP) and how to support it.
The aims of the group are:
You will be required to attend all meetings and together we will as part of the group you will be completing some research with a small group of children around the Open University research and examples of practice: https://ourfp.org/
This is a great opportunity to develop your subject knowledge and build your reading community. At the end of this group you will receive a certificate for your input.
To book your place please please email: email@example.com
Exploring strategies that will help learners make strong connections with words and language by Kelly Ashley.
Hosted by Ilsham English Hub.
This is a FREE Medium Level Support Session on Zoom 6th October 2021 2021 4-5.15pm.
To book your place, or it you have any questions or queries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This practical key note/ workshop will explore strategies to help learners make strong connections with words and language.
Kelly Ashley will share ideas for ensuring vocabulary instruction in the primary classroom (ages 4-11) is purposeful and connected using principles outlined in her debut book, Word Power: Amplifying vocabulary instruction (2019).
With the central theme of communication, this session aims to give teachers a range of practical tools to strengthen connections between new and known knowledge of words and the world.
For more information about the Word Power approach, visit https://kellyashleyconsultancy.wordpress.com/
We are running a medium level support group for English leaders and looking at how to develop a whole school reading community and culture.
This consists of 5 core sessions for English Leaders run by the Ilsham English Hub alongside 10 optional workshops which are run by the New Vision English Hub.
You will need to sign up to attend all 5 core sessions to be part of this support group and then you are also welcome to attend the optional workshops which I am sure you will find very valuable as well.
Session dates (Sessions are 12.30 – 3pm):
To book your place on the Core sessions please please email: email@example.com
The TSRC programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme aimed at primary English Leads. During the course of the programme participants will engage deeply with reading for pleasure pedagogy and leadership theory to transform their school’s reading culture. Participants will attend 5 sessions and complete gap tasks in between sessions. Those who commit will be expected to attend all sessions.Programme aims:
Optional zoom workshops run by New Vision English Hub (4-4.30pm):
15th October 2021: 11.30-1pm: Zoom
We will be exploring speech, language and communication needs in children. This workshop will consider the word and language gap whilst looking at language models. We will also consider practical advice to support children moving forward. This is suitable for all school staff.
Book here: https://forms.office.com/r/14XhjGn1uM
Here are the details of the first SSP programmes validated in the 1st June validation route (published 10th July) and further details can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/choosing-a-phonics-teaching-programme/list-of-phonics-teaching-programmes
The following programmes are currently validated through previous self-assessment (2011-2014) and ‘Importance of Phonics catalogue’ (2011-2013) routes and remain validated until 28th February 2022. These SSP programme publishers did not choose to submit a self-assessment for validation in this round (and have until March 2022 to do so). These programmes are as follows:
This list does not mean that schools need to immediately jump to doing one of these validated schemes and we are here to support all schools with the process of deciding what is best for them.
The DfE have also published ‘The reading framework: Teaching the foundations of literacy‘ (10th July) :
This guidance is non statutory and it’s aim is to support reading outcomes, getting all children reading and keeping them reading and loving reading.
The document focuses on the early stages of teaching reading and the contribution of talk, stories and systematic synthetic phonics (SSP). It aims to support primary school leaders to evaluate their teaching of early reading – especially in Reception and Year 1, and for older pupils who have not yet mastered the foundations of reading – and to identify how to improve provision if weaknesses are found. It aligns with the inspection framework around the expectations of the teaching of reading and aims to support schools to meet existing expectations on early reading, as set out in the national curriculum and EYFS.
If you have any questions about this please email: firstname.lastname@example.org