Consultancy

'The impact The Literacy Tree are having on both Reading and Writing at my school is terrific. They have given us ongoing, genuinely bespoke support, advice, training and curriculum design: this is consultancy at its very best...'

David Tomlinson, Headteacher, Barrow Hill Junior School, Westminster

We work directly with teachers, subject leaders, deputy headteachers and headteachers and this can take many forms, such as:

  • Action planning
  • Planning support
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Managing, reading and interpreting data
  • Supporting teacher assessment
  • Book and planning scrutinies
  • Leading CPD/Staff Meetings

Below are some of our popular Inset packages.

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INSET

One Day Inset

  • Explicit terminology broken down and explained
  • Teachers receive 2 complete text-based teaching sequences
  • Practical teaching strategies exemplified to take away and apply
  • Shared Writing and Spoken Language built in and demonstrated

The Creatively Embedding Grammar Inset day supports teachers' grammatical understanding. This is achieved by embedding explicit grammar objectives within engaging teaching sequences that models using quality texts.

The inset takes delegates through exemplified planning sequences where grammar is embedded with modelled activities in the context of quality literature. The day encompasses the programme of study from the English curriculum and covers the essential subject knowledge and progression necessary for the grammar component of the key stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests. The suggested planning and resources are included for delivery back in the classroom. Shared Writing, Spoken Language and Drama strategies are built in and demonstrated throughout.

The price includes all handouts which includes two teaching sequences.

For prices, further information or to book now please email us: info@theliteracytree.co.uk

One Day Inset

  • Strengthen knowledge of phonics terminology and age-related expectations
  • Actively demonstrates how a book-based approach can be the context for phonics teaching
  • Ensure teachers understand the progression of phonics within National Curriculum
  • Explore how phonics can be applied as a strategy for reading and writing and how links can be made

The inset delegates through exemplified planning sequences where grammar is embedded with modelled activities in the context of quality literature. The day encompasses the  programme of study from the English curriculum and covers the essential subject knowledge and progression necessary for the Phonics Screening Check. The suggested planning and resources are included for delivery these back in the classroom. Shared Writing, Spoken Language and Drama strategies are built in and demonstrated throughout.

The price includes all materials, including planning sequences.

For prices, further information or to book now please email us: info@theliteracytree.co.uk

One day Inset

"The resources shared during the training are easy to use to track spelling and give all staff a quick way to grasp the spelling expectations for their year-group. Our teachers feel more confident and spelling has improved and still is improving across the school."

Amy Wood, Deputy Headteacher, Gallions Primary School, Newham

“Across the school teachers are more confident in understanding language acquisition and planning spelling alongside a quality text.”

Elizabeth Campbell, English Lead, Robert Browning School, Southwark

  • The importance of language acquisition explored and exemplified
  • Teachers receive 3 complete text-based teaching sequences
  • Practical strategies demonstrated that support children discovering spelling rules and patterns
  • Meets the spelling requirements of the new curriculum and explores its progression

The Building Vocabulary into Spelling Inset day supports teachers to plan spelling activities into their existing planning sequences by using it as a tool to develop vocabulary. The day encompasses the programme of study from the English curriculum and covers the essential subject knowledge and progression necessary for the spelling component of the key stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests. This is achieved by embedding explicit spelling objectives within engaging teaching sequences that models using quality literature. Shared Writing, Spoken Language and Drama strategies are built in and demonstrated throughout.

The price includes all materials and planning sequences.

For prices, further information or to book now please email us: info@theliteracytree.co.uk

One day inset with optional additional day of demonstration sessions

“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with The Literacy Tree. Their personalised approach, catering for the needs of the school, allowed us to effectively gain a deeper understanding of guided reading. Staff were able to observe modelled guided reading sessions which was insightful, purposeful and most importantly, engaging! We hope to work with The Literacy Tree again as this was a very positive experience for all.”

Claire Meares, English Coordinator, St George's International School, Luxembourg

  • Developing effective questioning to support comprehension
  • A range of book-based activities given to promote critical reading
  • Easy to use record keeping systems introduced

Effectively Teaching Reading Comprehension demonstrates how to effectively use literature by significant children’s authors to structure engaging reading sessions that support children to become critical readers.  The consultants will model using assessment and record keeping procedures to support questioning, assessment and planning.  The day is led by two consultants and takes delegates through the guided reading teaching sequence with exemplar question stems and examples of effective record-keeping.

Teachers will receive recommended book lists, record-keeping materials and question stems

This price includes access to our range of Literacy Tree independent reading journal tasks.

For prices, further information or to book now please email us: info@theliteracytree.co.uk

One Day Inset

  • Engaging teaching strategies demonstrated
  • Activities that support objectives from the new curriculum
  • Examples of planning using whole texts across the primary age range
  • Use of quality texts by significant children’s authors

The Launching The Literary Curriculum Inset day supports teachers with the pedagogies involved in planning for our book-based approach. The Inset takes staff through the different stages of the planning, from the engaging starting points, through to examples of the extended, published outcomes. During the Inset, consultants use shared writing to demonstrate and reinforce the application of writing throughout, whilst identifying opportunities to personalise the planning sequences.

We share examples of schools and children’s work where the approach has been successful and there is an opportunity to look at the range of texts on offer and explore the themes.

The price includes all materials, including three teaching sequences.

For prices, further information or to book now please email us: info@theliteracytree.co.uk

We are regularly bought in to provide training, keynotes, conferences and workshops. As experienced providers we have devised a range of bespoke training that draws upon a wealth of research and experience. We pride ourselves on developing original resources to share with delegates and make our training as engaging as possible with many practical activities that can be taken straight back into the classroom.

Some of the training we have been bought in already for Local Authorities and school groups is listed here:

  • English Subject Leader Network meetings
  • Teach through a text demonstrations
  • Creatively Developing Grammar in your school (for KS1 and KS2 as separate sessions)
  • KS1 Assessment training
  • Planning for more able at KS1 and KS2
  • Planning for Poetry
  • Planning for Spelling
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Writing moderation at KS2
  • Writing moderation for KS1
  • Reading comprehension project KS2
  • Developing Reading/Writing assessment materials

If you have a project or request for training in mind then do contact us at info@theliteracytree.co.uk. We love to have a chat about English and to talk about strategies that have had proven impact in other schools.

The Literacy Tree, D129 Parkhall Business Centre, 40 Martell Road, London, SE21 8EN | Company Registered no: 07951913
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Sequences

  • Sidney, Stella and the Moon

    KS: R & KS1, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 1

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  • Sparky!

    KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 3

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  • Yeti and the Bird

    KS: R & KS1, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 1

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Training

  • 20 Apr

    Teach Through a Text in Reception (Additional Day)

    Suitable for: Reception

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