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Raising the Performance of the Low Ability English Learner

Maximising the achievement of all pupils

Open Training Course Open Course
Inhouse Training Course In-house

Suitable for: English teachers, heads of department and learning support staff who are looking for practical strategies and ideas to both engage and challenge this specific group of learners. This interactive day will model good practice and delegates will leave with a renewed confidence and a raised expectation of what these learners can achieve.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8108WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This practical course will give teachers many strategies and ideas to both engage and challenge this specific group of learners. Teachers will focus on activities which are designed to make the most of cognitive ability whilst supporting the learner in tackling insecure skills. This fun-filled day will model good practice and delegates will leave with a renewed confidence and a raised expectation of what these learners can achieve.

  • Understand the issues for those struggling in English an adapt your curriculum accordingly
  • Focus on tasks that demonstrate the importance of English in the wider world
  • Using formative assessment to improve confidence
  • Use a range of practical ideas to promote effective learning

Sessions

Key issues: Outstanding lessons for low ability learners
  • Dispelling myths about what makes a good lesson
  • Identifying the need and adapting the curriculum
  • Getting the year/key stage off to a good start - effective transitions. Have clear focus for both key stage 3 and key stage 4
Teaching approaches – teach more by teaching less
  • Adding depth rather than acceleration – embedding learning
  • AfL, marginal gains and flexible planning to motivate learners whilst encouraging independent learning and creativity
  • Getting the pace right – effective group work and good use of speaking and listening
Importance of English – GCSE and beyond
  • Practical tasks with outcomes beyond the classroom
  • The flight path to a C grade/ level 4 or 5 (new GCSE’s) at least
  • Engaging with writers ideas and non-fiction issues
Whole school literacy
  • Engaging learners in practical writing tasks
  • Engaging SPaG lessons in English and across the curriculum
  • Encouraging a love of reading
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BIRMINGHAM

Tue 27th Feb 2018

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Fri 8th Jun 2018

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Fri 23rd Mar 2018

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Thu 8th Mar 2018

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Tue 13th Mar 2018

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