English Literacy Courses

Active Approaches to Supporting Writing – Levels 2 and 3

Many pupils find it difficult to write because they see it as a tedious process. The role of the teacher is of prime importance in getting pupils to organize both the structure and content of their writing, while activities that motivate them to become eagerly involved will make all the difference to their success. This series of short courses looks at a wide variety of strategies that support both experiences and outcomes in writing as well as the principles behind a Curriculum for Excellence.

Course Content

  • Strategies to engage the ‘disenchanted’
  • Using peer support
  • Encouraging independent learning
  • Becoming confident writers
  • Formative Assessment techniques that enhance success
  • Interactive strategies to support core targets; spelling, punctuation, etc

Suitable for

  • Primary teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • HE Lecturers
  • SEN staff and coordinators
  • SEN support staff
  • Probationer teachers
  • Students

Raising Attainment of the Less Able in English

Every child has the right to succeed. What can we do when all else appears to have failed? Intrinsic to motivation and success are approaches to meet the needs of individual students – including the learning differences between boys and girls. Taking into consideration the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence this series of short course discusses a wide variety of strategies to support raising attainment in the four skills of Talking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Course Content

  • Achievement V Attainment
  • Who is Less Able
  • The importance of gender on attainment
  • Revisiting the basic skills – active approaches that engage and motivate
  • Raising attainment through Formative Assessment

Suitable for

  • Primary teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • HE Lecturers
  • SEN staff and coordinators
  • Probationer teachers
  • Students

Raising Attainment of the More Able in English

Quite often the ‘more able’ can be overlooked in either a mixed ability class or even a top section. While we look for opportunities to stretch them we need to ensure that they stay motivated. This series of short courses will look at variety of approaches that will engage the more able, enhance their ability and confidence to challenge themselves and become truly independent learners.

Course Content

  • Who are the More Able
  • Emotion, achievement and attainment
  • Raising attainment of the more able boy!
  • Raising attainment through Formative Assessment and personal goal setting
  • Learning and study skills that raise attainment

Suitable for

  • Primary teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • HE Lecturers
  • SEN staff and coordinators
  • Probationer teachers
  • Students