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  • 60+ online training videos
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  • Refresh your knowledge or train your team
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An individual subscription will give you access to 20 training videos; school subscribers are able to use our full suite of training videos.

Choose from a growing bank of KS1 and KS2 CPD programmes, all of which have been developed by English consultants who are driving school improvement across the nation.

The course content allows you to target specific areas of English teaching and combines an exploration of current pedagogy and practical ideas to try out in the classroom.

For subject leaders delivering training to their teams, each video is accompanied by notes that prompt discussion and assign follow up tasks.

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Unlocking Inference

Course Creator:
Christine Chen and Lindsay Pickton

5 Units

This series of live lessons show a tried and tested approach to whole-class reading in action. We see how choral reading can improve fluency and comprehension for all pupils and how this leads to a close reading of the text and an exploration of vocabulary that unlocks inference for the class. It’s a process that gives children the skills they need to tackle comprehension questions at a higher level.

Using Drama to Teach Narrative

Course Creator:
Ruth Baker-Leask

10 Units

Ruth demonstrates a range of drama and role-play teaching approaches for Year 1-Year 6, showing how important drama is in connecting children to narrative by eliciting personal responses as well as supporting children in developing a deeper understanding of the relationships between characters, making inferences from their actions.

Teaching High-Quality Texts

Course Creator:
James Clements

10 Units

In this set of films, education adviser James Clements explores how teachers can develop a text-based approach to the English curriculum. The films take a detailed look at selecting texts, structuring units of work and practical classroom ideas for using rich texts in the classroom.

Developing Deeper Subject Knowledge

Course Creator:
Shareen Wilkinson

10 Units

These sessions focus on deepening and developing subject knowledge in primary English. Key areas (e.g. grammar, writing and spelling) are explored in depth, so that teachers can feel confident when delivering them in the classroom, and there are plenty of practical ideas to try too.

The NQT’s Survival Guide

Course Creator:
Sue Drury

10 Units

Sue Drury draws on 20 years of teaching and mentoring experience to run through everything you need to know for your NQT year - from how to communicate with parents to planning lessons, surviving observations and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Success in Reading and Writing

Course Creator:
Christine Chen and Lindsay Pickton

6 Units

These bitesize courses present flexible, tried-and-tested approaches for teaching reading and writing. The CPD snapshots provide practical strategies whilst also stimulating thinking and discussion. They include core principles and routes through planning that enable every child to appreciate language and to experience success.

Teaching Tricky Grammar

Course Creator:
Rachel Clarke

10 Units

Whether you're looking to teach joining words with 'and' in Year 1, or you need your Year 6s to recognise the subjunctive form, this series of grammar videos from Rachel Clarke will arm you with some excellent strategies.