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Literacy is the Language of Learning - Enhancing the role of the Literacy Co-ordinator

literacy coordinatorThe Literacy Co-ordinator has a pivotal role in raising awareness of the importance of ensuring all pupils are unconsciously competent in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening as part of learning across the curriculum and beyond. Pupils who have good literacy skills thrive and succeed both in school and in life and it is each individual teacher's responsibility to ensure that literacy is at the heart of every lesson. This event will give those who attend an opportunity to define their role within the school, develop a whole school strategy and work with resources and practical examples that can be used back in school to support staff from across the subject spectrum to have the skills and confidence to teach, facilitate and assess the literacy skills of their pupils as an important part of improving the quality and depth of their work and their ability to use higher order thinking skills and taxonomies that deliver high levels of progression.

  • Do teachers across the school have a clear understanding of the literacy skills learners are using as part of learning in their subject?
  • Are teachers able to assess the quality of literacy learning in their subject?
  • Do teachers from other subjects know what is taught in English Language?
  • To what extent do learners make connections and can confidently apply their literacy skills in a variety of contexts across all their learning?
  • How do teachers and managers from across the subject divides communicate the skills they are using and share how they teach literacy skills in order to support greater synergy and aid learner understanding?

Learning Cultures continue to offer this event to support Literacy Co-ordinator create or refine a whole school literacy policy that will ensure every teacher is a confident and competent teacher of literacy.

This event will focus on:-

  • Defining the roles and responsibilities of a Literacy Co-ordinator in the context of developing a whole school strategy that puts literacy at the heart of learning
  • Focusing on learning and how literacy is is an essential element of all learning and teaching in order to aid progression in every subject and lesson
  • Creating opportunities to look at literacy specifics and how to support subject specialists other than English teachers develop their own deeper understanding of how to enhance the literacy skills of learners as part of deepening their subject knowledge across all learning
  • Building a suite of learning opportunities for teachers of subjects other than English to use in their own planning
  • Reviewing assessment policy and practice for the whole school, across year groups and for individual subject areas or departments
  • Planning a strategy for ensuring all teachers are confident and have the skills to highlight where literacy skills are inherent in their teaching and are the building blocks that foster progression, achievement and attainment
  • Win hearts and minds, create a strategy that is embraced by all staff, give learners the skills that support them to become highly competent and adept users of their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Have a look at the poems we have collected about the quirkiness of the English language Click here. To download a copy of the new National Curriculum for English Click here.

Who should attend?

This event is of particular interest to those who have been given the role of Literacy Coordinator. It will also be very valuable for other managers or teachers who have a specific responsibility for embedding literacy across the curriculum such as Heads of English or Teaching and Learning Managers. This event may also be useful for those with responsibility for CPD or staff development who would be able to use the materials and learning from the day to develop further training for colleagues back in school.

Build the evidence that OFSTED are looking to see:-

"Inspectors will consider the impact of the teaching of literacy and the outcomes across the range of the school’s provision. They will consider the extent to which the school intervenes to provide support for improving pupils’ literacy, especially those pupils at risk of underachieving".

Teachers embed reading, writing and communication and, where appropriate, mathematics exceptionally well across the curriculum, equipping all pupils with the necessary skills to make progress.

OFSTED Inspection Handbook April 2018

ESTYN in Wales is focusing very much on literacy and numeracy as integral to school improvement and pupil progress. The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework for Wales is a key resource for all schools across Wales. The Learning Cultures' expert team have drawn on some of the work included in the framework as well as bringing to schools in Wales evidence and research undertaken in the UK and internationally. Creating the evidence that literacy is embedded in all teaching and learning activities has a positive impact on learning and achievement across all key stages, at times of transition and in preparation for learners as they embark upon preparation for examinations. Some of the literature and materials available on the Learningwales.gov site are generic and will be useful to schools working in England. It is well worth a look.

All our events are centrally located. Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "One of the best CPD sessions. I've had for a very long time. It was so appropriate and just what I needed to support me in my role." The Literacy Co-ordinator for St Matthew's Academy
  • "An extremely useful day, I have learnt a huge amount. This has crystalised, extended and explored many of the issues I have been trying to grapple with." A Head of English and Literacy Lead from a Norwich School
  • "A very enjoyable and useful day, I was challenged in my thinking which I enjoyed. The resources were excellent and I have so many practical strategies to use in school. I have a clear idea of what I need to do and how to implement it" Head of Year 11, Hawkley Hall High School Wigan
  • "The course has been invaluable, I now know how to expand my role to make sure literacy is seen as every teacher's responsibility." An Assistant Head with responsibility for Literacy at the Future Schools Trust
  • "A very practical day.  I have learned how data is used from KS2 to KS4 and how to approach Literacy throughout the school".  An English teacher from a school in Hertforshire 
  • "A really helpful day to consider where we are at and how we can go forward from here.  Thank you".  A Deputy Head from Bury St Edmunds 

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  • "One of the best CPD sessions. I've had for a very long time. It was so appropriate and just what I needed to support me in my role." The Literacy Co-ordinator for St Matthew's Academy
  • "An extremely useful day, I have learnt a huge amount. This has crystalised, extended and explored many of the issues I have been trying to grapple with." A Head of English and Literacy Lead from a Norwich School
  • "A very enjoyable and useful day, I was challenged in my thinking which I enjoyed. The resources were excellent and I have so many practical strategies to use in school. I have a clear idea of what I need to do and how to implement it" Head of Year 11, Hawkley Hall High School Wigan
  • "The course has been invaluable, I now know how to expand my role to make sure literacy is seen as every teacher's responsibility." An Assistant Head with responsibility for Literacy at the Future Schools Trust
  • "A very practical day.  I have learned how data is used from KS2 to KS4 and how to approach Literacy throughout the school".  An English teacher from a school in Hertforshire 
  • "A really helpful day to consider where we are at and how we can go forward from here.  Thank you".  A Deputy Head from Bury St Edmunds 
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