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NEW – How to inspire Greater Depth in Reading and Writing

Course Overview:
This training day will focus on practical strategies for developing children as independent, confident readers and writers. We will unpick the meaning of ‘greater depth’ in both reading and writing, exploring the requirements of the National Curriculum and assessment frameworks. The course will explore tried and tested techniques that support children in achieving greater depth, contextualising a variety of strategies within schemes of work to support planning and delivery.

Course Content:

  • An clear understanding of ‘greater depth’ and the impact this has on the whole school’s approach to teaching.
  • An exploration into the importance of reading quality literature.
  • Clarity of the 5 cornerstones of reading.
  • Shared and guided reading, including book talk and questioning.
  • Teaching the craft of writing.
  • Short-burst writing, toolkit generation and language acquisition.
  • Shared and guided writing, exploring control of formality.

About Jamie Thomas:

As well as being an accredited Talk for Writing Trainer, Jamie is Head of Warren Teaching School Alliance, and Deputy Head and Head of Literacy at Warren Road Primary School. As a self-proclaimed ‘Talk for Writing’ and grammar nut, he is passionate about instilling a love of English in people of all ages and thrives on raising standards through inspirational training and development.

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Course Details

Jamie Thomas

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Warren Road Primary School, Warren Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6JF

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