Noctua School Alliance

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English

Course‘Deep Dive’ in Reading - Understanding OFSTED Expectations for the Intent, Implementation and Impact of your Curriculum
DetailsCourse details:

This course will allow you to reflect on your current reading curriculum and will support you in answering questions about the intent, implementation and impact of your reading offer, to your children.

It will guide you in thinking about:

• The rationale behind your reading curriculum.
• How you can ensure that your curriculum meets the needs of your school context.
• Does it allow for new knowledge and skills to be built upon what has been taught before?
• Is it demanding and equitable for all?
• How is your intent implemented in the classroom?
• How you as a leader can provide evidence that your curriculum is having an impact.

There are lots of questions to consider when thinking about your curriculum. We will provide opportunities to unpick each of the 3Is and ensure that you leave the session feeling more confident in being able to communicate your intent, demonstrate your implementation and share the impact of your reading curriculum to anyone who may ask!
TimingsTuesday 11th October 20229.30am-11.30am£65.00
BookingClick here to book your place
CourseNew to English Leadership
DetailsCongratulations on becoming a leader of English: a huge role within your school. There is so much to focus on, how do you prioritise? We can support you to ensure that you enjoy your new role; so that your vision for teaching English, to raise the attainment of all of your children, can be realised.

Course details:
This full days training will focus on:
• Reviewing your current practice;
• Reflecting on your curriculum offer for phonics, reading, oracy and writing (intent);
• Being aware of the expectations for the teaching of phonics to support early reading;
• Sharing ideas for high quality texts and long term planning for reading through to writing;
• Activities for implementing and embedding the teaching of oracy skills;
• How to effectively monitor the delivery of these areas in each classroom (implementation);
• How to support staff members who need to develop their own subject knowledge;
• Using date collection to ensure that all children are making progress (impact);
• Providing you with the knowledge and confidence to communicate your vision to staff;
• Sharing your priorities from today to allow you to begin to develop your own action plan.

Event location: Primley Wood Primary School
TimingsThursday 10th November 20229.30am - 3pm£90.00
BookingClick here to book your place
Course‘Deep Dive’ in Writing - Understanding OFSTED Expectations for the Intent, Implementation and Impact of your Curriculum
DetailsCourse details:

This course will allow you to reflect on your current writing curriculum and will support you in answering questions about the intent, implementation and impact of your writing offer, to your children.

It will guide you in thinking about:

• The rationale behind your writing curriculum.
• How you can ensure that your curriculum meets the needs of your school context.
• Does it allow for new knowledge and skills to be built upon what has been taught before?
• Is it demanding and equitable for all?
• How is your intent implemented in the classroom?
• How you as a leader can provide evidence that your curriculum is having an impact.

There are lots of questions to consider when thinking about your curriculum. We will provide opportunities to unpick each of the 3Is and ensure that you leave the session feeling more confident in being able to communicate your intent, demonstrate your implementation and share the impact of your writing curriculum to anyone who may ask!
TimingsTuesday 22nd November 20229.30am-11.30am£65.00
BookingClick here to book your place
CourseEnglish Network Meetings
Led byMarie Byrne
DetailsEach meeting will have:
• A focus – possibly as below, but this could change depending on participant preferences
• A short presentation from a participant school
• An opportunity to share current issues & challenges through discussion

Session 1 - Phonics and Early Reading - Thursday 24th November 2022
Session 2 - EYFS Focus on Writing - Thursday 12th January 2023
Session 3 - Deep Dives: Reading and Writing - Thursday 9th March 2023
Session 4 - Reading Through To Writing Process - Thursday 11th May 2023
Session 5 - Writing Assessment - Thursday 22nd June 2023

Event location: Primley Wood Primary School

*Please note the network meetings are run as a course - however, should you wish to just book individual sessions, please state on the booking form which session/sessions are required next to the delegates name.
TimingsThursday 24th November 20222.00pm - 3.30pm£30 per session
BookingClick here to book your place
CourseWhole School Approach to Oracy/Vocabulary
DetailsHow can you use oracy to raise children’s confidence and improve outcomes?
What’s the best way to teach children new vocabulary?

Course details:
Over two sessions, including a ‘gap-task’, this training will include up-to-date research and practical ideas that can be used throughout school and across the curriculum. It will delve into what ‘talk’ in the classroom means, how it can be implemented and how we can use this successfully to equip our students with the life-long skills needed to communicate confidently whilst raising attainment in both reading and writing.
Course participants will leave the course with more secure knowledge of how oracy and vocabulary will empower their students; how they can embed oracy into their curriculum; what words to teach, why, when and how; as well as banks of ready-to-use activities for the classroom.

Dates and Venue
Session 1 – Wednesday 18th January 2023
9am-12pm.
Remote Learning Session.

Session 2 – Wednesday 15th March 2023
9am-12pm
Remote Learning Session
TimingsWednesday 18th January 20239am-12pm£65 per session
BookingClick here to book your place
CourseWriting Essentials
DetailsHow can we support children to reach the expected standard and beyond?

What common problems do children encounter when writing and how can teachers help overcome them?

This course gives participants ideas and strategies backed by research:
* Developing children’s love of writing
* The writing process
* The importance of sentence writing
* Common errors and how to overcome them
* Ideas for stretching high attaining writers

The course leader, David Owen, has successfully supported over 20 schools across the city to improve outcomes for children and last year delivered training to over 300 teachers.
Feedback on his writing CPD has been very positive indeed, so we’re sure you’ll gain a lot from this course.
TimingsTBC10am-3pm£90.00
BookingClick here to book your place
CourseReading Essentials
DetailsWhat aspects of reading are the most essential in these unprecedented times?
How can we help children to rapidly improve their reading skills?

This course will include lots of best practice and hands on activities, informed by the Education Endowment Foundations research and guidance.

Participants will gain knowledge and ideas around a range of vital aspects of getting children reading to the expected standard:
* Strategies for continuing phonics into KS2
* Increasing children’s reading fluency
* Reading across the curriculum
* Practical strategies for whole-class reading
* Making children interactive readers, not passive ones - unpicking ‘interactive reading’ what to do before, during and after the reading
process.

This course provides a wealth of simple strategies that many teachers have already found to be really helpful – feedback from previous reading sessions has been excellent.
TimingsTBC10am-3pm£90.00
BookingClick here to book your place