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Challenging the more able learner in English at KS4
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Challenging the more able learner in English at KS4

One-day course for secondary English teachers

 

Date: 6 February 2020

Location: London

This one-day course is designed to support classroom teachers in enabling students to become conceptualised, critical and perceptive readers and confident and assured writers. The course offers a range of practical and transferable strategies that teachers can experiment with in their own classrooms in order to secure high achievement.

Also running with a focus on KS3: find out more.

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Attendee Price
£250.00
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Attendee Price
£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 KS4. 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
  • KS4 English teachers

9.00am

  • Coffee and registration

9.30am

Session 1: Defining a vision

  • Introduction and context
  • What are we aiming for? What does it and what doesn’t it look like?
  • Metacognition in the more able – how can this help us in supporting all students to achieve?
  • Defining a departmental and personal vision for high attainment in the GCSE classroom

11.00am

  • Break

11.20am

Session 2: Classroom provision

  • High-level conversation and oracy in the classroom
  • How do I create confident speakers and thinkers, ready for KS5?
  • How do I encourage a sense of debate in the everyday lesson?

12.45pm

  • Lunch

1.30pm

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

  • What do we mean by perception and originality of thought?
  • Activities and lesson ideas to encourage perceptive and original thought in reading and writing at KS4 and 5

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 KS4 and 5
  • 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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