This online course enables you to improve subject knowledge and engage critically with current thinking and approaches to teaching Primary English in order to improve literacy in your class or school. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, analyse data, examine teaching, collect and analyse the work of pupils to provide evidence on which to base your ‘improvement’ plan. You may choose a specific aspect of English / Literacy to develop or improve, based on either a personal professional need or an aspect of your SEF / SIP.
|Duration||Learning Hours||Online Seminars||Assignments||Key Stage||Suitable For|
|1 Term||30 (includes Tasks, Seminars and work in School)||4||4||KS1, KS2||Teachers, Literacy Co-ordinators, Senior Managers, HLTAs|
When you enrol on any of our online courses you will have access to an expert in their field, get 1:1 support & advice from an experienced, qualified and friendly tutor ready to answer your questions. All our courses are developed by experienced Teachers.
The seminars are delivered live, recordings of these and all course materials are available 24/7 via our website. Access at any time, from anywhere using a computer, tablet or mobile.
All our online courses are certified and have completion criteria, once you have fulfilled the course requirements we will issue you with a course certificate. All our courses meet the DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development.
Section 1: Analysis of School Data
Section 2: Pupil by Class Data
Section 3: Grammar – KS1 and KS2 requirements, Assessment and Teaching
Section 4: Individual Pupil Data – Formative Assessment
Section 5: Spelling & Phonics
Section 6: Assessment for Learning – 2014 National Curriculum, Monitoring and Tracking Pupil Progress
Section 7: Teaching Writing
Section 8: Teaching Reading
Section 9: Boys and Writing
Section 10: SEN - Dyslexia
The Improving Primary English course has contributed to bringing impactful change to English learning and teaching across 10 schools. It helped curriculum and teaching to be delivered with more knowledge, relevant activities and varied pedagogy.
The data analysis component made it possible to identify learning needs on a group and individual scale. There are already signs of improvement and raised achievement. Teachers will benefit from doing this course.
Jasmane Frans - International Primary Teacher, English Trainer and Educational Advisor - IPE August 2016
The resources that accompany the course are excellent.
IPE Candidate September 2018
The course is a must for all literacy teachers and my school, based on my commendation and performance, has recommended the course for all my colleagues.
IPE Candidate Spring 2015
Access to the course materials and eLearning area is for a 12 month period, this includes technical support. Tutor Support and Mentoring is available for 6 months from enrolment. There are 4 online seminars each lasting approximately one hour. Although we encourage candidates to attend the seminars live, they are recorded and uploaded for all candidates. If candidates are unable to attend the seminar they can watch the recording and ask any questions via email. The tasks are planned to fit in with teachers’ work requirements. There is a forum area allowing participants to share information and ask questions. To access the eLearning site and online seminars you require a computer with internet access and speakers / headphones, or a smartphone or tablet with the relevant apps installed.
You will be working with our literacy specialist, Sue McCaldon (M.A. in Teaching), She has vast experience of developing Literacy programmes. Her past experience includes being a LA Senior School Improvement Officer with responsibility for Literacy and Manager for the National Literacy Project in Manchester. She was a co-author of various Reading Intervention Programmes and has contributed to books and TV programmes for schools.
We have clearly outlined course outcomes and goals and evaluate participants’ prior knowledge in order to ensure progression. Course tasks are designed to help participants evaluate impact on themselves, their school and the pupils.
Course content is developed in line with current thinking and is thoroughly researched by our expert tutors. Course tasks are designed not only to fit in around participants day to day teaching, but also to link teacher practice to pupil experiences and outcomes. Task feedback and support is given to reinforce impact evaluation of teachers practice and the wider implication for pupils and the school. All our courses are independently evaluated to ensure intended outcomes and quality.
Our eLearning environment and the content of the seminars and tasks is structured to encourage participants collaboration, tutor support and to challenge existing methods in order to develop more informed practice and better pupil outcomes.
The online delivery and course models we use in our training ensures content and the learning experience is delivered over a period of time. Support and Mentoring is available throughout the duration of the course and course materials and seminars are available for an extended period after the course finishes.
The course outcomes outlined in our Individual Learner Plans help participants plan and collaborate with leaders in order to develop on-going professional development strategies and plans. Our tasks and course feedback provides evidence to show school leaders and to provide forward planning for participants professional development and practices.