Early Years Literacy Skills Programme (Online via Zoom until further notice)

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The Early Literacy Skills Programme is a wave 2 literacy intervention for six-year olds who are not at age related expectations in reading, writing and phonics. It will enable pupils to catch up with their peers and reach age-expected levels within 20 weeks.


Why should I attend?

Teaching Assistants will become highly skilled literacy experts who are able to:

·       deliver high-quality, high-impact  intervention to pupils working below age related expectations

·       deliver high quality support for literacy in the classroom.


It is essential that attendees are passionate about literacy and have experience of working in KS1. 

To ensure maximum impact, they will need to be allocated with at least an hour a day to:

·       plan the intervention

·       deliver two 20-minute 1:1 sessions.


The 1:1 teaching structure of the Early Literacy Skills programme is proven to:

·       reduce the need for costly SEND intervention by supporting pupils to secure essential skills in literacy;

·       improve pupil confidence and self-esteem;

·       improve attendance;

·       support parental engagement.



What will it cover?

The Early Literacy Skills programme will prepare attendees to:

·       carry out detailed diagnostic assessments and observations of literacy learning;

·       take and analyse running records;

·       understand  children’s learning and early literacy acquisition

·       assess and overcome children’s literacy barriers

·       become reflective of teaching decisions and their impact on children’s learning in reading and writing

·       learn how to develop and use a gradient of challenge in text reading to support progress in reading

·       achieve accelerated progress in writing

·       be an expert for the school for diagnostic assessment of literacy

·       work with parents to understand and support their child’s development.

Attendees will also have access to a user friendly data system for monitoring and reporting.


Who Should attend?

It is essential that attendees:

·       are passionate about literacy

·       have experience of working in KS1. 

·       have GCSE English at grade C or above.


It would be advantageous if attendees have experience of BRP or taking running records



Free for BDSIP CPD Package schools


LBBD Subsidised: 



Schools outside of LBBD 

£1000 per delegate 


For specific enquiries about this course, please contact the course leader:

Name: Lee Boyce

Email:  Lee.Boyce@bdsip.co.uk


For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact:

Email: CPDEvents@bdsip.co.uk


This course will take place online via Zoom. Zoom log in details will be sent out to delegates two days before the course. 


**Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few minutes of signing up, please check your junk mail folder just in case the confirmation email is delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and click ‘not junk’, which will allow future messages to get through including any relevant pre-course information or changes**

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