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Literacy Consultancy Support

These menus provide examples of what can be offered to schools. All consultancy support programmes will be developed to ensure that your school priorities are addressed. Consultancy may include different combinations from each of the menus provided. Literacy consultancy can support leadership and management, literacy leaders, whole school, staff new to year group/phase, NQTs or to raise attainment in specific year groups. If there is something that is not on the menu, which you need in your school, contact us and we will try to help you.

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Reading

Current National Priorities:

  • Support for EYFS & Y1 teachers in preparation for the Y1 phonics screening
  • Development and implementation of the principles from Every Child a Reader to raise children’s attainment

The Reading Curriculum in EYFS, KS1 and KS2:

  • Shared, guided, individual and independent reading
  • Teaching strategies to develop comprehension
  • Enriching reading across the curriculum

Assessment:

  • Development of formative and diagnostic assessments based on Reading Recovery
  • APP – implementation, moderation and how it informs teaching and learning
  • Developing strategies to close the attainment gap

Home and School Links:

  • Engaging parents and carers in a whole school approach to home school reading
  • Support for planning and delivering parent/carer workshops and meetings

Interventions:

  • Reading Recovery
  • Boosting Reading Potential
  • Wave 3 Fischer Family Trust
  • Developing and supporting tailor made interventions for vulnerable groups
  • Early Literacy Support (ELS)
  • Y3 Literacy Support

Quality Assurance:

  • Auditing provision through joint lesson observations and in-depth data analysis, action planning, pupil progress meetings, monitoring and evaluation
  • Supporting, or enhancing, the development of a whole school approach to the teaching of reading

Writing

Current National Priorities:

  • Support for EYFS & Y1 teachers in preparation for the proposed DfE statutory Y1 phonics screening

The Writing Curriculum in EYFS, KS1 and KS2:

  • Shared, guided, individual and independent writing
  • Talk for writing
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Enriching the writing curriculum with an emphasis on audience and purpose
  • Planning units of work using the teaching sequence from reading into writing
  • Applying  the principles of Reading Recovery in the teaching of early writing

Assessment:

  • APP – implementation, moderation and how it informs teaching and learning
  • Developing strategies to close the attainment gap

Home and School Links:

  • Engaging parents and carers in a whole school approach to home school writing
  • Support for planning and delivering parent/carer workshops and meetings

Interventions:

  • Talking Partners
  • Wave 3 Fischer Family Trust
  • Developing and supporting tailor made interventions for vulnerable groups
  • Early Literacy Support
  • Y3 Literacy Support
  • Y5 Further Literacy Support

Quality Assurance:

  • Auditing provision through joint lesson observations and in-depth data analysis, action planning, pupil progress meetings, monitoring and evaluation
  • Supporting, or enhancing, the development of a whole school approach to the teaching of writing

Phonics and Spelling

Current national priorities:

  • Support for EYFS & Y1 teachers in preparation for the  Y1 phonics screening
  • The teaching of synthetic phonics linked to government matched funding for KS1 resources

The Phonics and Spelling Curriculum in EYFS, KS1 and KS2:

  • Whole class and group teaching, including organisation of differentiated teaching
  • Effective, progressive and consistent whole school implementation of phonics  and spelling approaches to teaching and learning
  • Application of phonics and spelling in the context of reading and writing
  • Development of interactive, play based and investigational independent activities promoting phonic and spelling learning

Assessment:

  • Effective use of reading and writing to assess children’s phonic understanding
  • Diagnostic assessments based on Reading Recovery to support assessments and next steps in learning
  • Links between phonic attainment and reading levels

Home and School Links:

  • Engaging parents and carers in a whole school approach to phonics and spelling teaching
  • Support for planning and delivering parent/carer workshops and meetings

Intervention:

  • Supporting and developing phonics teaching and learning in KS2
  • Exploring a range of approaches to the teaching of phonics for those children who have not attained expected levels within a synthetic phonics programme in KS1

Quality Assurance:

  • Auditing provision through joint lesson observations and in-depth data analysis, action planning, pupil progress meetings, monitoring and evaluation
  • Supporting, or enhancing, the development of a whole school approach and consistency to the teaching of phonics and spelling

Speaking and Listening

Current national priorities:

  • Development of children’s oral language

The Speaking and Listening Curriculum in EYFS, KS1 and KS2:

  • Developing progression in speaking, listening, group interaction and drama
  • The role of speaking and listening activities in deepening reading comprehension
  • The role of speaking and listening activities in developing writing composition
  • Talk for learning across the curriculum
  • Guided talk

Assessment:

  • APP – implementation, moderation and how it informs teaching and learning

Home and School Links:

  • Engaging parents and carers in a whole school approach to the teaching of speaking and listening
  • Support for planning and delivering parent/carer workshops and meetings

Interventions:

  • Talking Partners
  • Diagnostic assessments of oral language and next steps in learning

Quality Assurance:

  • Auditing provision through joint lesson observations and action planning, pupil progress meetings, monitoring and evaluation
  • Supporting, or enhancing, the development of a whole school approach to the teaching of speaking and listening

Consultancy Rates

Please contact us to find out more details about our consultancy rates.