Achieving Greater Depth in Writing in Key Stage One

  • Achieving Greater Depth in Writing in Key Stage One

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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 Achieving Greater Depth in Writing
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: Monday 17th May 2021
Session 2: Monday 24th May 2021
Session 3: Monday 31st May 2021
Gap activity week
Session 4: Monday 14th June 2021
Times are Dubai Time

Deadline booking date:  Wednesday 28th April 2021

 

Programme Details

Session 1: Identifying more able writers and the expectations for Greater Depth

  • Who are our greater depth writers and could there be more?
  • Understanding the criteria for achieving Greater Depth by the end of KS1.

Session 2: Providing for our more able learners. Strategies for teaching and learning

  • What are the implications for teaching the able writers in KS2?
  • Using high-quality texts inspiration for imaginative writing.

Session 3: Achieving independence

  • Exploring and understanding the criteria for evidence of independence.
  • The role of modelling and guiding learning and the use of success criteria

Gap task:

  • Trial teaching and learning strategies and gather evidence of achievement at Greater Depth for a pupil in your class.

Session 4: Assessment

  • Using exemplification to support assessment judgments.
  • An opportunity to discuss evidence gathered during the gap task, identify evidence that contributes towards a greater depth judgment and next steps for learning and teaching.

 

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
  • Following the DfES clarification of the criteria for achieving greater depth in writing, this course offers an opportunity to reflect on the implications for learning and teaching for more able pupils in the context of the Programme of Study for English within the English National Curriculum 2013 through discussion, exploration of texts, experimenting with strategies and activities and reviewing samples of writing against greater depth criteria.

 

Intended Outcomes

Teachers will:

  • Identify and discuss the characteristics of more-able writers and how we provide for their development as learners.
  • Increase their familiarity with the end of Key Stage One criteria for Greater Depth and identify the implications for supporting pupils working at Greater Depth across the school.
  • Explore high-quality texts that might stimulate creativity and consider the importance of making strong links between spoken language, reading and writing.
  • Discuss samples of writing satisfying end of key stage greater depth standards and consider the implications for assessing writing in other year groups.
  • Have an opportunity to discuss samples of writing from pupils in their own schools, identifying evidence of achievement at Greater Depth and next steps in learning and teaching.

 

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Testimonials

KS1 teacher, Dr South’s Primary School, Islip

Participating in this course was invaluable to me in my first year in KS1. Mandy, you are so knowledgeable, patient and so, so helpful. Thank you.

 

KS1 teacher, London Primary School

An outstanding course which was delivered by an approachable and highly knowledgeable trainer.

 

KS1 teacher, East Oxford Primary School

I have a much more secure understanding of the criteria for greater depth and feel more confident to make a judgement.

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