04 Jul

PBM Announce Four New Literacy Courses

We are delighted to announce the completed development of four new literacy courses.

The courses look at:

  • Challenging and Supporting the Most able Readers and Writers
  • Getting to Grips With English Under the New Primary Curriculum
  • Motivating, Engaging and Supporting Boys and Reluctant Writers (Primary)
  • Whole School Literacy: Ensuring Cross-Curricular Links

The courses have been written and developed by a PBM primary literacy consultant who is passionate about improving the teaching of literacy. Her training is always lively and engaging and consistently receives outstanding reviews.

Here are few quotes from participants on other literacy courses provided by this consultant:

  • “Loved it, really engaging, lovely tutor! Thank you!”.
  • “Well structured and progressive. Lots of excellent ideas shared and practical games & resources practised and fun had! Excellent, thank you”.
  • “Very approachable course leader. Good mix of theory and practical activities”.
  • “Very good, enjoyable course. Very knowledgeable tutor who shared own experiences”.
  • “Hands on, multisensory. A great balance. Fabulous hospitality!!”.
  • “Many thanks- a thoroughly enjoyable and productive day”.
  • “Taking part in activities really refreshed me”.
  • “Excellent subject knowledge and experience from tutor. Mix of games and information helped to make course very enjoyable”.

Challenging and Supporting the Most Able Readers and Writers

This course explores the characteristics of high level readers and writers and examines how the more able writers and readers can be supported to make the appropriate progress. The course looks at good practice to move the most able readers and writers forward and explores how to develop higher order reading and writing skills. The course also helps participants to examine how they can develop critical thinking skills with the more able readers and writers.

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Getting to Grips With English Under the New Primary Curriculum

The course helps participants to understand the new English Primary Curriculum, the new English programmes of study and what it means for their school. It enables participants to develop ideas about how to support staff to develop their teaching skills in English in the Primary School and it explores the key changes for English. Participants will examine an overview of the English Primary Curriculum for Y1-6.

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Motivating, Engaging and Supporting Boys and Reluctant Writers (Primary)

This course is designed to help participants to explore how to engage and motivate boys and reluctant writers in the Primary School.

The course looks at;

  • Research on engaging boys and reluctant writers
  • The challenges of engaging boys and reluctant writers in the Primary School
  • Strategies on how to engage boys and reluctant writers
  • Games and activities to encourage boys and reluctant writers
  • Top tips on engaging boys and reluctant writers
  • It also explores the good practice on raising boys’ attainment and essential strategies for teaching boys effectively.

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Whole School Literacy: Ensuring Cross-Curricular Links

The course is designed for First, Primary, Middle school teachers, English Subject Leaders and Senior Leadership Team members who wish to ensure cross-curricular links and whole school literacy across the curriculum.

By the end of the course participants will;

Explore the links between literacy and other areas of the curriculum

  • Discuss the principles and practices of literacy and learning
  • Discuss the different non-fiction text types and how to use them in other areas of the curriculum and how to teach these text forms
  • How to integrate writing across the curriculum
  • Explore the contexts from subjects across the curriculum
  • Making links with the Creative Curriculum / International Primary Curriculum
  • Explore games and activities for cross-curricular writing
  • Explore how to use text based unit to make cross curricular links
  • Develop an action plan for whole school literacy across the curriculum
  • Develop an action plan for whole school literacy across the curriculum

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All of the courses are available as in-school training and there are also courses scheduled to take place at Heath House Training and Conference Centre in Uttoxeter Staffordshire.

For further details including dates and costs please visit our website.

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For In-school training information please go to:

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For courses in Staffordshire please go to:

LITERACY AND NUMERACY COURSES