A Boost for spelling: Delivering spelling in the English National Curriculum

  • A Boost for spelling: Delivering spelling in the English National Curriculum

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Amanda King

Amanda King Education Support Limited is a UK based company established in 2011, by an experienced consultant working independently to provide bespoke training programmes covering all aspects of primary English.

Amanda King Education Support Ltd aims to provide high-quality personalised consultancy, coaching and training for the development of literacy and learning in primary education. From single inset sessions to extended programmes of consultancy, support is tailored to meet the needs of individual teachers and teaching assistants, whole school priorities and CPD training courses.

Amanda King Education Support Limited is a UK based company established in 2011, by an experienced consultant working independently to provide bespoke training programmes covering all aspects of primary English.

Amanda King Education Support Ltd aims to provide high-quality personalised consultancy, coaching and training for the development of literacy and learning in primary education. From single inset sessions to extended programmes of consultancy, support is tailored to meet the needs of individual teachers and teaching assistants, whole school priorities and CPD training courses. The scope of consultancy provided by the company ranges from one-to-one support for teachers to plan and teach effective and inspiring lessons and units of work, to school in-service training on aspects of subject knowledge or whole school development.

About the Trainer

Amanda King has over twenty-five years’ experience as a primary school teacher, senior leader and education consultant. Judged to be an excellent teacher by Ofsted, she is now in demand as an independent consultant, inspiring and supporting the development of learning, teaching and assessment of literacy and the wider application of literacy and learning across the curriculum. Amanda carries out moderation of teacher assessment in Key Stages One and Two for Oxfordshire County Council and is an associate trainer for Creative Education. She has led a number of courses for schools in Europe, the Middle East and Far East on aspects of the English curriculum, such as grammar, phonics, spelling, reading and planning units of work.

Amanda is passionate about the central importance of talk for reading and writing and works extensively with schools to promote and strengthen the links between speaking and listening, reading and writing both to enthuse and motivate pupils and to raise attainment. Fundamental to her work are high standards of professionalism and effective interpersonal and communication skills, including patience, empathy and humour.

Programme Overview

 

Topic Topic Phonics
Delivery Model A six-hour blended, programme, comprising of 4 hours of virtual F2F training and 2 hours of inter-sessional tasks and post-course application/reflection
Cost
  • AED 630 per delegate including VAT
  • Discounts available for group school bookings of five or more delegates
Dates & Times *

 

Face to Face Online sessions 6 hour programme breakdown
All F2F sessions will take place at 4pm via Zoom:
  • 4 hours online facilitation
  • 2-hours inter-sessional tasks and post-course application/reflection
Session 1: Sunday 6th June 2021
Session 2: Sunday 13th June 2021
Session 3: Sunday 20th June 2021
Session 4: Sunday 27th June 2021
Times are Dubai Time *
Deadline booking date:  Wednesday 19th May 2021
 
Programme Details

Session 1: Effective Spelling Provision:

  • Reviewing the demands of the programmes of study for spelling in the English National Curriculum.
  • Identifying the elements of an effective spelling programme.
  • Refreshing subject knowledge.

Session 2: Is there a life beyond spelling tests?

  • Using an investigative approach.
  • Exploring and trialling examples of investigations to support teaching and embed learning.
  • Developing interaction in learning and teaching.

Session 3: Continuing an investigative approach:

  • Responses from gap task.
  • Further strategies to promote an investigative approach to learning.

Session 4: Consolidating learning and supporting application:

  • Strategies and games to support independent learning and application in reading and writing.
  • Developing a supportive classroom environment.

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Leaders responsible for English language and literacy in the Primary sector. Primary Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Aims of the Course

With a sharper focus on spelling in the Primary National Curriculum 2013, this practical training course provides an opportunity to:

  • explore the content for spelling in the English programme of study.
  • consider the implications for teaching, learning and progression.
  • engage with strategies and activities for delivering an effective spelling programme in the primary phase.

 

Intended Outcomes

Teachers will:

  • Increase familiarity programme of study for spelling in the English Primary National Curriculum and the implications for learning and teaching.
  • Refresh their subject knowledge.
  • Explore high-quality texts that might stimulate creativity and consider the importance of making strong links between spoken language, reading and writing.
  • Consider the features of an effective programme for teaching spelling.
  • Identify strategies and activities to enliven spelling lessons and embed learning, and to support application in writing.

 

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Testimonials

“A big thank you for breaking this down into really manageable chunks!”

 

“Brilliant ideas to use in the classroom as well as clear links to objectives in the new curriculum.”

 

“Thank you – I found this really helpful as we need to review what we are doing with spelling. I now have a clear idea of how to proceed.”

 

“Lots of practical ideas. It was really useful to carry out the tasks and games ourselves so that we could understand how the children would approach them.”

For more information please email us on info@infinitelearning.ae