Developing Boys’ Writing

Venue: Greenhill Hotel, Wigton.

Date: Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Cost: £190 (+VAT)

After being extremely well received on previous training, Janet Gough will again lead this term’s Literacy Inset and will focus on developing boys’ writing.  Janet will be including at least two teaching sequences to share with delegates which have a boy-friendly focus: Mystery Writing(Narrative and Recount) for UKS2; The Lion and Albert (Poetry) LKS2 or KS1.
There will be resources for you to take back and use in your school.
Please do join us – you will be made very welcome and it is a good opportunity to network as well as to update yourselves professionally. All notes, refreshments and lunch are included. To book email or fill in the booking form and return by fax, post or email.
Session 1
·        Gender schema;
·        Reports and research – what’s the ‘current’ issue?
·        Parental engagement, home environment and vocabulary.
Session 2
·        Peer pressure;
·        Influence of spelling and handwriting;
·        Using film, audio and picture books.
Session 3
·        Using high quality authentic texts;
·        Embedding ideas throughout example teaching sequences which will be shared with delegates;
·        Practical strategies, drama, games and activities.
The programme will include the following:
·       Exploration of background research and expert findings;
·       Discussion around new thinking – gender schema, home and classroom environments, changes in society;
·       The importance of handwriting and spelling;
·       Successful practical strategies;
·       Sharing of teaching sequences for KS1 and KS2.
Tutor: Janet Gough

Janet is an English and literacy consultant providing bespoke training and INSET for schools and alliances in the North West, including working with Lancashire Authority. Janet is an experienced KS2 Reading and GPS marker and she regularly works for the SQA on the teacher panel for test development and assessment.

Janet is an established online author of resources for primary English and she is passionate about approaching the teaching of grammar and punctuation in an exciting and meaningful way. She also believes in the power of real texts, including high quality picture books, and using images and film to engage children in their learning to encourage pupils to make progress.

Please do join us for these excellent days – you will be made very welcome and it is a good opportunity to network as well as to update yourselves professionally. The full day meeting starts at 9.30 and ends at approximately 3.30 with all notes, refreshments and lunch included. To book your place please either email  or fill in the booking form below and return by post, fax or email.