Whole school leadership of literacy: from ambition to impact

Every teacher in English is a teacher of English

This premier event in the literacy calendar enables good intentions to translate into real and tangible impact on literacy back at school.

With many years’ experience as an English teacher, and now ASCL General Secretary, Geoff Barton will inspire and re-energise approaches to literacy in this popular one-day course, supported by practical examples and resources to put whole-school literacy centre stage.
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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Delegates will:

  • gain an overview of literacy strategies that work in primary and secondary contexts
  • identify specific knowledge teachers need to help children to speak, listen, read and write more effectively
  • learn about techniques to make sure that literacy is embedded into a school’s culture, and is the responsibility of every teacher in every subject
  • look at how to monitor and report impact across the school
  • discover how to maintain literacy momentum from primary to secondary school, with a particular focus on maintaining a culture of reading for pleasure

9.30am     Registration and refreshments
10.00am     Welcome and introductions
10.15am     Session 1: Literacy overview: what do we know works?
11.30am     Refreshment break
11.45am     Session 2: Literacy basics: the ingredients in better speaking, listening, reading and writing
12.30pm     Session 3: Transition: how to maintain momentum from KS2 to KS3 
1.15pm      Lunch
2.15pm     Session 4: Developing and maintaining a culture of reading
3.00pm     Session 5: Grasping nettles: ensuring consistency across every team, every teacher, every teaching assistant
3.30pm     Plenary and evaluation
3.45pm     Close

Suitable for headteachers, principals, deputy headteachers and vice principals, senior leaders, and those with responsibility for incorporating literacy in the curriculum in both primary and secondary schools.