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Building Brilliant Vocabularies

Ruth Baker-Leask

Course Trainer:
Ruth Baker-Leask

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8 Units

This series of 8 units has been developed in partnership with The National Literacy Trust to help you develop a cumulative, rich vocabulary curriculum throughout your school. During this course, Ruth Baker-Leask will explore the research that underpins what we know about words and how they work, as well as the essential word knowledge that children need and practical strategies that you can embed into your teaching.

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About Building Brilliant Vocabularies​

Throughout this course Ruth Baker-Leask looks at the importance of vocabulary development, and the power a broad and rich vocabulary can have on children's success, both academically, personally and socially

This course will help you:

  • Meet the 2019 Ofsted framework's expectation that children’s knowledge of the meanings of words matches the content of your curriculum​
  • Fully embed vocabulary teaching into your curriculum using effective direct and indirect strategies
  • Ensure progression is maintained across every year group with a focus on tier 1, 2 and 3 vocabulary
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Meet the expert

Former headteacher Ruth is now an independent education advisor, supporting schools, trusts and other organisations across the UK. She is currently chair of the National Association of Advisors in English (NAAE), an associate consultant for the National Literacy Trust (NLT) and a member of The United Kingdom Literacy Association's (UKLA) awards and members committee.​

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Unit 8

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Building Brilliant Vocabularies was developed in partnership with the National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. They run Literacy Hubs and campaigns in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives. They support schools and early years settings to deliver outstanding literacy provision and campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents. Their research and analysis make them the leading authority on literacy and drive their interventions. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and their work changes life stories.

National Literacy Trust premium members can access the first three webinars free here.

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