Focus on Phonics : Delivering and supporting phonics in the English National Curriculum

  • Focus on Phonics : Delivering and supporting phonics 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 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
  • Discount available for bookings of 5 or more members of staff from the same school
  • If you wish to make an in-school booking for ten or more of your staff, please contact Rebecca Annand on rebecca@infinitelearning.ae
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:  New date coming soon for Autumn Term 2021
Session 2:  New date coming soon for Autumn Term 2021
Session 3:  New date coming soon for Autumn Term 2021
Session 4:  New date coming soon for Autumn Term 2021
Times are Dubai Time starting at 4pm *
Deadline booking date:  New date coming soon for Autumn Term 2021
Programme Details

Session 1: Why teach phonics? Opportunities to:

  • Consider the role of phonics to develop pupils’ ability to decode for reading and encode for writing.
  • Refresh knowledge and understanding of the terminology.
  • Increase familiarity with the programme of study in the English National Curriculum.

Session 2: Planning, teaching and assessing:

  • Identifying starting points and gaps in learning.
  • Using the teaching sequence to structure learning during a discrete phonics session, illustrated with suggested activities.

Session 3: Further activities for supporting learning and teaching

  • A range of practical activities for teaching and learning across the phonic phases.

Session 4: Consolidating learning and supporting application:

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

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 who are new to teaching phonics or who would appreciate a ‘refresher’.
Aims of the Course
  • In the context of a sharper focus on phonics and spelling in the Primary National Curriculum 2013, this practical training course aims to equip practitioners with the professional subject knowledge and skills in order to support and enhance the learning and teaching of phonics in the Primary phase, together with a repertoire of games and activities. Letters and Sounds (DfES 2007) will be used as an example of a systematic teaching programme.

 

Intended Outcomes

Teachers will:

  • Gain familiarity with the phonics content of the new Primary National Curriculum and the implications for learning and teaching.
  • Refresh their subject knowledge of synthetic phonics, including the role of phonics in reading and writing, understanding of the terminology and the correct enunciation of sounds.
  • Explore high-quality texts that might stimulate creativity and consider the importance of making strong links between spoken language, reading and writing.
  • Understand the teaching sequence for a discrete phonics session and build a repertoire of strategies and activities for supporting learning.
  • Identify contexts and strategies for application of phonics in reading and writing.

 

Testimonial

An extremely enjoyable and practical course.  It has consolidated a lot and made other things much clearer.  The games ideas are invaluable.

 

 

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