Launching the Literary Curriculum


For schools new to the Literary Curriculum approach

The Launching The Literary Curriculum INSET day supports teachers with the pedagogies involved in planning using our book-based approach. The INSET takes staff through the ‘teach through a text’ approach, from making the thematic links and using the engaging starting points, through to examples of extended outcomes. During the INSET, consultants use shared and modelled writing to demonstrate and reinforce the application for grammar, spelling and literary language in writing throughout.

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.

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Embedding the Literary Curriculum

One or half-day INSET

For schools who have recently taken the Literary Curriculum on as a whole-school approach or who need a refresher

The Embedding The Literary Curriculum INSET day supports teachers with building on the book-based approach. The INSET looks specifically at opportunities to personalise the planning sequences for support and challenge, whilst ensuring pitch and pace is still appropriate.

We bring books and handouts according to numbers agreed with the school.

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Launching the Literary Leaves for Reading Comprehension

One or half-day INSET

For schools who want to develop effective whole-school provision to support teaching comprehension

The Launching the Literary Leaves INSET demonstrates how to effectively use whole books and poems, rather than extracts, to structure engaging reading sessions that support children to become critical readers. Using a whole book or poem, the consultant will model a sequence of reading facilitating and exploring activities to support children to apply all the skills required in the National Curriculum and the content domains.

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Launching the Spelling Seeds

Half-day INSET

The Spelling Seeds INSET supports teachers to plan spelling activities into their existing planning sequences by using it as a tool to develop vocabulary and apply spelling rules. The training looks at how children learn how to spell and identifies how to combat some of the difficulties children have with spelling. The training also looks closely at the programme of study from the English curriculum and covers the essential subject knowledge and progression of Appendix 1.

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Bespoke INSETS and Conferences

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 Trusts, 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 an upcoming project or INSET day in mind then do contact us at We love to chat about all things English (and books!) and strategies that have had proven impact in other schools.

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INSETs can be run in-person or remotely. Remote sessions will be run at a reduced rate to take into account printing and travel requirements.  Please contact us for details and prices.

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