High Impact Teaching: Primary Reading and Writing 22-23

This programme will support teachers in developing their practice in the classroom and pedagogical understanding with a focus on teaching reading and writing in primary. Taking an evidence-informed approach to support effective pedagogy and practice over 6 sessions allowing for deliberate practice and review of strategies between each session to ensure strategies are refined, embedded and impact on pupil outcomes.

6 sessions:

Session 1 – 15/11/2022

Reading for Pleasure

Based on the research of Teresa Cremin and the open university. How to create a RfP culture in your classroom and school.
Session 2 – 17/01/2023

Reading Fluency

Focusing on the work of Professor Timothy Rasinski, Christopher Such and Herts for Learning KS2 Reading Fluency Project.
Session 3 and 4



Oracy and Sentence composition

Applying David Didau’s approaches of Slow writing and ‘Couch to 5k’ and Alex Quigley’s explicit teaching and deliberate practice of sentence variation types.

Embedding retrieval practice to help pupils identify the different grammatical components of sentences. Using structured talk and oral sentence scaffolds to allow pupils to generate, plan and elaborate ideas before writing.

Session 5 – 9/05/2023

Teaching spelling and vocabulary development

Developing the work of Isabel Beck on vocabulary instruction, building on phonics instruction to teach spelling and strategies to address the common spelling challenges (Quigley, 2022).
Session 6 – 20/06/2023

Reading for Meaning

Focusing On Christopher Such’s practical implications for the teaching of reading including comprehension monitoring as you read as well as using Jean Gross’ approaches to helping pupils to build their background knowledge

This series of sessions would be suitable for ECTs, teachers looking to improve their practice in English and new English leads. 

The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:  

  • Teachers will be further educated on best practice for the classroom linked to recent research and pedagogy.   

Intended Impact on practice: 

  • Each session will include ideas that can be embedded into existing practice to meet the needs of schools and their schemes of work and plans. 

Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds: 

This programme supports the Chartered College of Teaching, Development of Teaching Practice Award assessment unit for the Chartered Teacher Pathway.

If you would like to get recognition for your commitment to your professional development alongside engaging with this SAfE programme, sign up to the Development of Teaching Practice Award here as well and let us help you achieve the award by:

  • Supporting you to reflect and evaluate your current teaching of reading and writing
  • Presenting research and evidence informed approaches to teaching reading and writing
  • Providing tools and resources to guide deliberate practice of new strategies based on specific goals
  • Providing feedback to enable you to refine your practice and hone your expertise in teaching reading and writing.

Price:  SAfE Subscribers £420 /£525

You can still join this course and attend the 2 Summer Term sessions.  The price has been reduced accordingly.

Pro -Rata:  SAfE Subscribers £140/ Non-Subscribers £175

£175.00 Excl. VAT

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Event Details

Day 1: November 15, 2022
Start time: 15:45
End time: 17:15

Day 2: January 17, 2023
Start time: 15:45
End time: 17:15

Day 3: February 07, 2023
Start time: 15:45
End time: 17:15

Day 4: March 14, 2023
Start time: 15:45
End time: 17:15

Day 5: May 09, 2023
Start time: 15:45
End time: 17:15

Day 6: June 20, 2023
Start time: 15:45
End time: 17:15

Venue: Zoom