A practical course for primary teachers and subject coordinators of English that will help you lead and deliver effective English lessons at EYFS and key stages 1 and 2
Why should I choose this course?
- It is a practical development programme, anchored in the day-to-day reality of coordinating and teaching primary English; there are no distracting, irrelevant assignments to complete.
- It follows a focused, logical sequence and blends instructional videos with live coaching sessions and an online forum, all led by experienced experts in the field; there is no unrealistic and unhelpful theory from academia, just real-life learning.
- It provides real tasks that will help you coordinate and teach primary English effectively; there are no formal essays to write or panel interviews to pass.
How is this course structured?
This is a 2-term programme in 4 parts:
- The purpose and intended outcomes of primary English
- Planning a progressive primary English curriculum
- Teaching primary English effectively so that pupils achieve
- Assessing pupils’ progress through the primary English curriculum
How is this course delivered?
This is a blended course that provides flexibility and support. You will get:
- Access to a network of other subject coordinators and teachers – get answers to all the questions you’re too afraid to ask in school.
- 3 live webinar sessions for coaching and mentoring, to ask questions of the course leader, and to share ideas and experiences with colleagues.
- 12 on-demand online courses, 3 per half term, designed specifically for you.
- Access to a library of additional on-demand courses, specially curated for you to help tailor the programme to meet your development needs.
What will the modules cover?
- Live webinar 1: An introduction to the programme
- Optional module for new subject coordinators: how to lead English across the whole school
Part 1: The purpose and intended outcomes of primary English
- Module A: Understanding the primary English national curriculum and the teaching of handwriting, speaking and listening, reading, and writing including SPaG
- Module B: Articulating why English matters to your pupils and your school context, and what success will look like, including through cross-curricular literacy
- Module C: Identifying the ‘end points’ of primary English, and ensuring Year 6 pupils are ‘secondary ready’
- Live webinar 2
Part 2: Planning a progressive primary English curriculum
- Module A: Identifying the ‘end points’ of EYFS, key stage 1 and key stage 2 English studies
- Module B: Agreeing threshold concepts and making use of a progression model
- Module C: Ensuring all teachers work together to plan collaboratively and to moderate assessments
- Live webinar 3
Part 1: Teaching primary English effectively so that pupils achieve
- Module A: Planning engaging English lessons
- Module B: Pitching English lessons to ensure they’re challenging for all
- Module C: Ensuring pupils transfer key concept into long-term memory
- Live webinar 4
Part 2: Assessing pupils’ progress through the primary English curriculum
- Module A: Using retrieval practice to aid learning and assess progress
- Module B: What learning looks like in primary English: Making marking more meaningful
- Module C: Ensuring feedback facilitates pupil progress, and using data to target interventions and support
- Live webinar 5