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Challenging the more able learner in English at KS3
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Challenging the more able learner in English at KS3

One-day course for secondary English teachers

 

Date: 5 February 2020

Location: London

This one-day course is designed to give secondary English teachers practical ways to create a learning environment of high challenge and high aspiration. Throughout the day, delegates will explore research-informed approaches to develop students’ oracy, to develop perception in reading, and to build creativity and flair in their writing.

Also running with a focus on KS4: find out more.

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Attendee Price
£250.00
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£360.00
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Led by NACE Associate Tracy Goodyear, this new one-day course offers practical guidance and examples for secondary English practitioners seeking to improve provision for more able learners at KS3. Delegates will gain a range of practical approaches to inform their own practice, and to support department-wide development.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Heads of department
  • KS3 English teachers

9.00am

  • Coffee and registration

9.30am

Session 1: Defining a vision

  • Introduction and context
  • Metacognition in the more able – how can this help us in supporting all learners to achieve?
  • Defining a departmental and personal vision for high attainment in the KS3 classroom

11.00am

  • Break

11.20am

Session 2: Classroom provision

  • High-level conversation and oracy in the classroom
  • What can a 14-year-old do?
  • How to create confident speakers and thinkers
  • Planning habitual debate

12.45pm

  • Lunch

1.30pm

Session 3: Practical strategies and module ideas for reading and writing

  • What do we mean by perception? Can I teach it?
  • Activities and lesson ideas to encourage perceptive and original thought at KS3
  • How might I adapt my current practice?

3.00pm

  • Close
  • Understand the needs of more able learners
  • Develop a departmental and personal vision for high attainment
  • Approaches to develop high-level oracy, reading and writing skills
  • Activities and lesson ideas to encourage perceptive and original thought at KS3
  • Next steps for your own practice and for your English department
  • Workshop leaders

    Tracy Goodyear
    , NACE Associate

    Head of English at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, specialist in provision for more able, Fellow of and Assessor for the Chartered College of Teaching.

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