Upcoming CPD Opportunities: Autumn Term

10 July, 2024

Take advantage of the CPD opportunities available in the first half of the autumn term to learn about the latest research and develop your practice. There are courses and webinars covering all aspects of the literacy curriculum for primary and secondary practitioners. Find an event to suit your needs.

Conferences

  • Tes SEND Show 2024: This year’s Tes SEND Show takes place on 11th-12th October 2024 in London. With over 100 exhibitors, a programme of over 40 CPD-certified seminars and a Leadership Summit, the conference provides access to the sector’s leading suppliers, charities and experts.
    • Cost: Entry to the show is free. Seminars cost £17 (+VAT) until 12th July.
    • Leadership Summit from £180 (+VAT).
  • The Great Oracy Exhibition: The UK’s largest oracy event, this year’s Great Oracy Exhibition from Voice 21 will take place on 16th October in Birmingham. Choose from a range of workshops to help develop your oracy knowledge and practice and learn how other schools have implemented a high quality oracy curriculum in their setting.
    • Cost: £110 for Voice 21 member schools. £169 for non-member schools.
  • The Link Live Speech and Language Day: This online speech and language conference hosted by Speech and Language Link takes place on 21st November and will explore the latest research and best practice to help you support pupils with SLCN.
    • Cost: Free with registration for The Link Community (also free).
  • Festival of Inclusive Education:The fourth Festival of Inclusive Education will take place online on 26th November and will explore ways to design an inclusive learning environment that works for all learners with the help of technology.
    • Cost: Free.

CPD Courses

English Leadership

  • Literacy Leader Forum: Join Anjali Patel, Lead Advisory Teacher for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, on 19th September to hear about recent developments in literacy education in this termly webinar. An in-person session is also available on 20th September at CLPE’s London offices.
    • Cost: Webinar is free for CLPE school members, £30 per person for non-members. In-person event: £30.
  • Leading the English Curriculum with the Power of Reading: Sign up for one of two introductory sessions to find out how CLPE’s flagship Power of Reading training can support the development of a quality book-based literacy curriculum that raises achievement and fosters a whole-school love of reading  and writing. There is an in-person event on 11th September and an online webinar on 12th September.
    • Cost: Free.
  • Secondary English Update: This live webinar on 16th September will provide an overview of the key issues and challenges facing secondary school English subject leaders, including a review of  this summer’s examination results, transition information, curriculum updates and intervention planning.
    • Cost: £59 (+VAT)
  • Primary English Subject Leader Update: Join the Primary English advisory team from HFL Education to explore all the key updates and developments affecting the world of primary English education in a twilight webinar on 19th September.
    • Cost: Free
  • Leading Primary English: This webinar series from HFL Education is designed to help primary English subject leaders keep up to date with the latest guidance and research and build expertise across the Primary English Curriculum. There are six sessions across the year, each covering a different topic. Topics include A Whole School Approach to Supporting Children with EAL, Creating a Whole-School Writing for Pleasure Culture, and Effective Monitoring of Your School’s SSP Scheme Implementation. The first session is on 17th October.
    • Cost: £46 (+VAT) per session. Discount available if you book all six sessions.

Reading and Writing – Primary

  • OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups: Connect with other literacy professionals in your area, develop your knowledge of the latest research-informed reading for pleasure pedagogy and widen your knowledge of children’s texts in an informal and supportive environment by joining one of over 100 OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups running across the country. Groups meet regularly throughout the year. Register your interest for the autumn term.
    • Cost: Free
  • The Write Stuff: Understand the guiding principles of Jane Considine’s popular The Write Stuff programme and learn the tools and techniques to help you implement it in the classroom at one of  a series of training events this term. There is an interactive online event on 3rd September with in-person events taking place across the country between 13th September and 5th December.
    • Cost: £99 for online event/£215 for in-person
  • Talk for Writing: Learn how to implement Pie Corbett’s popular Talk for Writing approach in EYFS and KS1 with one of the four-part webinar series starting on 9th and 10th September.
    • Cost: £197 (+VAT). A 10% discount is available on all bookings when a school books more than one person on the same course.
  • Winning at Writing – Raising Writing Standards in Years 4 & 5: Sign up for this three-part online course from HFL Education to support their Winning at Writing programme. The programme provides resources and practical approaches to ensure pupils in Years 4 and 5 develop  the writing fluidity, stamina and confidence they need to meet or exceed age-related expectations. The programme launches on 12th September.
    • Cost: £225 (+VAT) or £197.50 (+VAT) per person for groups of two or more.
  • CLPE Webinar Subscription: Sign up for a subscription that gives all members of staff access to CLPE’s online training programme for the autumn. Each recorded session will be available to view for 30 days from the release date and the sessions cover all aspects of primary literacy, including Teaching Phonics to Support Reading and Writing, Teaching Reading, Teaching Writing, Choosing and Using Poetry, Understanding Spelling and Nurturing Reader and Writer Identities. Recordings released from 19th September.
    • Cost £500. Recordings of individual webinars available for £60.
  • Power of Reading: Online and in-person training courses are available for CLPE’s whole-school, book-based literacy programme. Covering all aspects of the primary literacy curriculum, the training supports schools to plan and deliver an engaging curriculum using high-quality children’s literature and proven creative teaching approaches. Online courses run over eight sessions and the first course starts on 27th September. In-person courses run over four sessions with locations in London (3rd October), the North East (7th November) and the North West (14th November).
    • Cost: £1300 per person/£1450 per person for online/ in-person courses. Both include access to the bank of Power of Reading teaching sequences for one year. Discounts available for multiple bookings.
  • Teaching Reading in KS2: Explore practical, evidence-based approaches to develop pupils’ reading comprehension strategies, deepen your understanding and skill in teaching the different types of inference, and develop a whole-school action plan to support reading comprehension at this two-day online course from the National Literacy Trust starting on 1st October.
    • Cost: £280 per person and £220.00 per additional colleague (includes a year’s NLT membership). Discount available for NLT members.
  • Building Reading Habits at KS2 & KS3: Explore a range of audits to help understand your current provision alongside a range of strategies and approaches to help motivate pupils in KS2 and KS3 to read for pleasure at this online webinar from Literacy Counts on 1st October.
    • Cost: £60 per person.
  • Improving Writing in KS2: Develop strategies to help KS2 pupils build confidence and self-assessment skills that will enable them to tackle writing challenges across different text types in this online course from the National Literacy Trust starting on  3rd October.
    • Cost: £250 per person and £200 for each additional colleague (includes a year’s NLT membership). Discounts available for NLT members.
  • Teaching Writing in the Primary Years: Enhance your knowledge and understanding of how to teach writing with one of CLPE’s phase-specific in-person courses covering EYFS to Year 6. Learn about the skills and attitudes that underpin progress in writing at each stage, develop strategies that enable children to apply spelling, punctuation and grammar knowledge in real writing contexts, and explore ways to provide inspiration and rich models for pupils’ own writing using high quality texts. The full day, in-person courses run from 8th October to 5th November at CLPE’s offices in London.
    • Cost: £60/£250 for the online/in-person courses.
  • Develop Successful Whole Class Guided Reading in KS2: Explore the role of guided reading within a rich reading diet, explore a range of approaches to engage all pupils, and develop effective and authentic questioning to promote discussion in this online webinar from HFL Education on 22nd October.
    • Cost: £80 (+VAT) per person.
  • Developing Reading Fluency and Comprehension: This online webinar on 24th October hosted by literacy consultants Literacy Counts will explore strategies to help develop pupils’s reading fluency and comprehension across the primary phase, including effective assessment of reading fluency and audits for improvement.
    • Cost £60 per person.
  • Supporting Struggling Readers at KS2 and KS3: Develop a clear understanding of the barriers to reading progression and effective strategies to support and scaffold struggling readers at this online webinar from Literacy Counts on 24th October.
    • Cost: £60
  • Hooked on Books: Join Jane Considine for an interactive day of online CPD training based on her Hooked on Books approach to reading. Learn the tools and techniques that will support children’s comprehension and foster a productive reading culture in the classroom. The course takes place on 25th October.
    • Cost: £99 per person.

Reading and Writing – Secondary

  • Building Reading Habits at KS2 & KS3: Explore a range of audits to help understand your current provision alongside a range of strategies and approaches to help motivate pupils in KS2 and KS3 to read for pleasure at this online webinar on 1st October.
    • Cost: £60 per person.
  • How to Promote Reading for Pleasure: This online webinar on 9th October from the English & Media Centre explores effective ways to encourage students in a secondary setting to read ‘widely for pleasure’.
    • Cost: £45 per person.
  • Developing Literacy in English: Explore the range of literacy strategies required for the teaching and learning of English, including strategies to support active reading of a range of different texts and the teaching of academic vocabulary, and the conventions and language features of evaluative writing. This two-part online course from the National Literacy Trust starts on 15th October.
    • Cost £140 per person.
  • Supporting Struggling Readers at KS2 and KS3: Develop a clear understanding of the barriers to reading progression and effective strategies to support and scaffold struggling readers at this online webinar from Literacy Counts on 24th October.
    • Cost: £60

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

  • Fixing Full Stops Across KS2: HFL Education are hosting a blended CPD course designed to enable practitioners to effectively support children with weak subject knowledge in the area of sentence structure and punctuation. Understand the expectations for each year group, identify potential barriers to learning and explore tried and tested techniques to support children to make progress in this online and in-person course starting on 1st October.
    • Cost: £198 (+VAT) per person.
  • Explicit Spelling Instruction – A Balanced Approach: Develop a consistent approach to the teaching of spelling from Y2 onwards with effective strategies to help pupils remember and apply spelling across their writing with this online course from Literacy Counts on 2nd October.
    • Cost £60 per person.

Media Literacy

  • The Economist Educational Foundation: Gain practical teaching tips for managing discussions on complex topics and building news literacy with pupils aged 10+. Each module of this online CPD course comes with a fully-resourced lesson plan to implement in the classroom. The course can be accessed at any time.
    • Cost: Free

Oracy

Supporting EAL students

  • How to Adapt Teaching for Learners who use EAL: This online course from the Bell Foundation explores a range of practical strategies to enable practitioners to support learners with EAL within the mainstream classroom. The course consists of two online modules that can be done at your own pace and a live, interactive webinar with course tutors. There are options for primary and secondary practitioners and the course launches on 17th September.
    • Cost: £45 for state-funded schools and £67.50 for independent schools.
  • Meeting the needs of children with EAL: Literacy Counts is running a webinar on 15th October exploring strategies and activities to support the needs of primary pupils with EAL within a rich literacy curriculum.
    • Cost: £60 per person

Supporting students with SEND

  • Meeting the Needs of Every Child: Gain an overview and understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings at one of these DfE funded online courses run by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) during September and October.
    • Cost: Free
  • Ambitious About Inclusion: Sign up for this online course from the Whole School SEND consortium designed to address some of the most common SEND training needs across the education sector. There are four modules, each with six role-specific ‘routes’ to ensure content is relevant and useful to everyone. All the training can be done at your own pace with an auto-save function that allows you to pick up where you left off at a later time.
    • Cost: Free
  • Developing Effective Pedagogical Practice for Pupils with SEND: Get practical advice and guidance on how to embed effective teaching practices for pupils with SEND to increase engagement and reduce the need for additional support in this webinar created by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) in collaboration with The National College. The webinar can be watched at any time.
    • Cost: £60 (+VAT).

For Librarians

  • Telling the Story – The Latest English Subject Report: Explore the findings of the latest Ofsted report and consider ways in which the recommendations can be used to raise the profile of school libraries and help develop best practice at this webinar from the School Library Association on 1st October.
    • Cost: £20 (+VAT) for members, £25 (+VAT) for non-members.
  • Building Reading Habits at KS2 & KS3: Explore a range of audits to help understand your current provision alongside a range of strategies and approaches to help motivate pupils in KS2 and KS3 to read for pleasure at this online webinar from Literacy Counts on 1st October.
    • Cost: £60 per person.
  • How to Promote Reading for Pleasure: This online webinar on 9th October from the English & Media Centre explores effective ways to encourage students in a secondary setting to read ‘widely for pleasure’.
    • Cost: £45 per person.
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