Literacy Skills for Secondary

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The Literacy Skills for Secondary is a bespoke intervention for secondary school children who are not at age-related expectations in reading and writing.

Description

The Literacy Skills Programme for Secondary is an intervention for secondary students who are not at age related expectations in reading, writing and phonics.  The pilot phase of the programme at Riverside Secondary has shown that students make accelerated progress in literacy through daily, intensive, one-to-one intervention that is tailored to the needs of the individual. 

Course participants will receive high quality literacy training and ongoing access to bespoke support from Louise Harding, Literacy Intervention Lead and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, while you work with the lowest attaining children, who have made very little progress in literacy skills, and transform them into enthusiastic, able and independent readers and writers.  You will change the way people in your school think about literacy teaching and learning. 

 

“Every school needs this programme.  The power is in the training of the adult to deliver it, coupled with a passion for literacy.”   

SENCO at Riverside 

 

“I did lots of stuff before but nothing helped.  Miss understands how I’m learning and [this programme] has helped me in lessons.  I can spot words now.  It makes me feel good.” 

Student at Riverside 

 

 

Why should I attend? 

You are a Teaching Assistant who has experience of working in KS3/4 and a passion for improving children’s literacy skills. 

 

The course will help you:  

  • develop your understanding of children’s learning and early literacy acquisition. 
  • learn skills to assess and overcome children’s literacy learning 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. 
  • understand how to engage parents in supporting literacy at home. 

 

You will be provided with: 

  • Three half-days of support to understand the assessment processes needed for the intervention. 
  • Twenty half-days of professional development to support your delivery of the intervention. 
  • Six scheduled support visits to your school.  These provide intensive, individual support and help the school management team to develop an effective and efficient implementation.  
  • Additional remote support available as needed. 

 

What will the course cover? 

The Literacy Skills Programme for Secondary 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. 

 

Who should attend?

  • Teaching Assistant 
  • Learning Support Assistant 

 

Schools will need to register their interest for this course. 

When there are sufficient registrations, course dates will be scheduled. 

 

Contact information 

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Louise.Harding@bdsip.co.uk  

For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact CPDEvents@bdsip.co.uk  

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