Reading Fluency with Kelly Ashley
Do you want to develop reading fluency in your school?
Then join us and Kelly Ashley as we explore what reading fluency is, strategies for the classroom and how assessment can be used to inform our knowldege of pupil's reading fluency needs.
Kelly Ashley is a professional developments facilitator, author of Word Power and university lecturer. She is a specialist in the primary English curriculum with particular interests in reading for pleasure and vocabulary development. Kelly has previously supported the Burley Woodhead English Hub summer conference and we are excited to welcome her back to deliver reading fluency training to schools.
This course will run over two online sessions on Monday 19th and 26th June at 3.30-4.45pm
To register your interest please complete the following form by no later than 16th June 2023.
National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
We are excited to hear about the Ambition Institute National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL). Poor literacy skills are a significant barrier for young people in progressing in all aspects of their education.
This new, fully funded NPQ will help you learn the essential knowledge and skills to successfully lead high quality, literacy development and teaching in your school.
For more information click here
Looking for a new challenge for September 2022 whilst still being based in your own school?
*Back by popular demand*
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MOVING FORWARD WITH PHONICS
Updated 16th July 2021
Burley Woodhead English Hub is hosting a free webinar to help your school move forward with phonics and early reading.
During the event we will briefly discuss all the newly validated SSP programmes:
Please note, guidance from the DfE has been very clear that "there will be no expectation that schools using Letters and Sounds well, and achieving excellent results, will need to change to a new programme". As you can see from the newly validated list, at least two of the new programmes follow the structure and content of Letters and Sounds, with updated materials such as flashcards etc.
The webinars will be held on:
HELPING YOU TO ASSESS YOUR SCHOOL'S SSP PROVISION
Updated 29th April 2021
Due to very high level of demand, we will be repeating our free session " helping you to assess your school's SSP provision" on 12th May at 4pm.
In this session we will clarify the DfE message about teaching phonics and talk schools through a self-audit document you can use to assess your own practice in school. This will hopefully help you to identify if you feel you are using the right SSP for your school or if you would like to explore transitioning to one of newly validated DfE SSPs when the list is published in June/July. To book your free place go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
BURLEY WOODHEAD ENGLISH HUB STATEMENT ON PHONICS PROGRAMMES FOR ALL SCHOOLS
Updated 16th April 2021
Following the DfE announcement about phonics on 1st April, we would like to clarify the situation with all phonics programmes and Letters and Sounds in particular.
The main messages from the DfE are:
Letters and Sounds was originally published as a framework by the DfE in 2007 and many schools have developed Letters and Sounds into a programme that they teach in their school.
The main message from us is:
As you may have seen on social media, there are many different opinions from a wide variety of different people about the continuation of Letters and Sounds and the teaching of phonics. Social media posts can be misinterpreted and cause anxiety as they are often posted by those who do not have the full picture or the correct message.
We hope this has provided you with the reassurance you may need that the great practice already happening in your school can continue. We will be holding a twilight session for any school interested on Tuesday 4th May at 4pm to clarify the DfE message about teaching phonics and talk schools through a self-audit document you can use to assess your own practice in school. This will hopefully help you to identify if you feel you are using the right SSP for your school or if you would like to explore transitioning to one of newly validated DfE SSPs when the list is published in June/July. To book your free place go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/helping-you-to-assess-your-schools-current-ssp-provision-tickets-151053189155
If you would like to speak to us, please get in contact: firstname.lastname@example.org