Making great literacy lessons easy. Why join Plazoom?

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Thank you for taking a school trial with Plazoom.

We want to ensure you get the most out of your 14-day trial so we have pulled together some of the resources we know you won’t want to miss.

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Welcome to your 14 day school trial - FREE download!

Get the most out of your trial

Our downloadable guided walkthrough of Plazoom ensures you don’t miss out on the best bits of Plazoom during your trial.

  • Discover the premium resources available to school subscribers
  • Explore the CPD opportunities available to all teaching staff in your school
  • Meet the experts behind Plazoom’s innovative resources

Discover why schools love Plazoom

“Thank you so much for organising the most brilliant CPD session yesterday. I was utterly inspired! Chen and Lindsay’s passion for the subject was infectious and I was absolutely gripped from start to finish. I will definitely be using some of these strategies and resources in my class in the forthcoming weeks.”

- Sarah Johnstone, Year 4 Teacher

“I was extremely impressed by the quality and quantity of literacy resources available on the Plazoom platform. My teaching staff - like so many across the country - are severely short on time, and having access to a website that offers so much support for their literacy lessons at a click of a button is helping to reduce their workload.”

- Neil Bardsley, Head Teacher

“I think the resources are excellent - I particularly like the range of different examples of model texts and how they can be used (including annotated), the word mats to scaffold pupils who may need further support, the visual appeal of the resources and the fact that vocab, grammar and writing have been covered.”

- Sarah Prest, Deputy Headteacher

Why subscribe to Plazoom for your school?

A school subscription is the ONLY subscription that gives you access to ALL Plazoom resources.

For just £249.99/year your school will get full access to:

  • A whole-school programme designed to build and deepen lasting comprehension skills - Real Comprehension
  • A whole-school programme that puts high-quality model texts at the heart of literacy teaching to accelerate progress in writing - Real Writing
  • Over 1,500 expertly crafted literacy resources that cover every objective in the PoS for English
  • Expert CPD at your fingertips to support all teachers in their continued professional development
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You won't want to miss these!

Resources only available to school subscribers

Real Comprehension

Whole-school comprehension curriculum

Real Comprehension contains 54 carefully written and designed texts covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry centred around 18 themes. Every text is written by an experienced children’s author, and includes lessons designed to help you highlight writing techniques, broaden vocabulary and build inference skills.

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Real Writing

Whole-school writing curriculum

Real Writing contains 150 units of work to inspire great writing across your school. This complete writing curriculum puts high-quality model texts, written by experienced children’s authors, at the heart of outstanding literacy teaching, helping you to model great writing, ensure rapid progress and deliver effective literacy lessons.

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CPD Collection

Whole-school CPD

Access 7 targeted video CPD courses to boost the confidence, knowledge and skills of every teacher in your school. Each course is delivered by highly experienced literacy experts who are leading effective training in schools across the country; and the powerful sessions can be accessed anywhere, anytime to fit into your busy schedule.

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Meet the Plazoom experts

Our team of literacy experts is what makes Plazoom an essential part of any school’s literacy curriculum. Every resource we produce is carefully developed by experienced teachers, literacy and education specialists. You can meet a few of them below - and discover which Plazoom resources they would particularly recommend to improve attainment in literacy.

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Director of the Primary English literacy consultancy, Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in primary education, in which time she has been a SENCO, English subject lead and deputy headteacher.

“I love the way that Real Comprehension provides the whole comprehension package: great texts, thematic links, opportunities to teach fluency and expression, targeted vocabulary work, personal responses...It's everything you could want from a comprehension programme and more!”

Rachel Clarke
Christine and Lindsay Pickton

Chris and Lindsay Pickton

Christine and Lindsay are experienced English specialists. Both have worked in schools as senior literacy teachers and helped to launch and run school improvement programmes across their LA.

“What we love about the Unlocking Inference resource collection is the way it supports close reading of children’s classic literature using annotations to save teachers' time. When children explore literature in this depth, it excites them and opens their eyes to why these texts really are such classics!”

Unlocking Inference
Sue Drury

Sue Drury

Sue is a primary teacher with 20 years’ experience in KS1, KS2 and KS3. She has held a variety of SLT roles including English and maths subject leader and phase leader and has led and developed whole school initiatives, leading CPD within the schools to develop good practice.

“I love Real Writing, as it provides a whole school approach with inspiring and original model texts. The annotated texts will really save time for teachers, as they can see in an instant the teaching points that can be made.”

Real Writing
Helen Mulley

Helen Mulley

Former editor of Teach Secondary and Teach Reading and Writing magazines, Helen has worked in education publishing for over a decade, and is now responsible for Plazoom's content development and production.

“I’m especially proud of our Grammar Burst resource collection, which makes incredibly light work of teaching the trickiest of topics.”

Grammar Bursts
Complete Comprehension

Enhance literacy support in your school with a subscription to Plazoom

  • Save hours of preparation time with 1,500+ ready-made high-quality literacy resources
  • Boost confidence, knowledge and skills with online CPD anywhere, anytime
  • Improve writing outcomes with a comprehensive writing programme based on 150 original model texts by children’s authors
  • Deepen understanding and accelerate progress with a complete comprehension programme