Language and Literacy Within the Curriculum in Secondary Schools

Provider: National Literacy Trust
£650.00 (no VAT on this item) per person for three days professional development

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Description The development of academic language and literacy impacts on learning and attainment in all subjects. Secondary students need explicit teaching to develop more specialized language and literacy skills and subject teachers need to understand the specific features of literacy in their subject and develop a repertoire of strategies for making them explicit to students. Our training: develops subject leaders’ literacy pedagogy and equips literacy leaders with strategic tools for audit, evaluation, monitoring and dissemination supports an action research project to develop strategies across two terms Over three full days of training, your school will build an excellent basis for whole school improvement, including narrowing attainment gaps. Each programme works with a cluster of schools, allowing you to share expertise and build great working relationships. The training costs £650 per person and we require at least four subject leaders (including the literacy lead) from each school to attend. We also invite your head or another SLT member to attend the first session free of charge to help support the project in school. Each participant taking part will benefit from: Three full days of CPD input, delivered by a National Literacy Trust associate trainer An evaluation framework to measure impact Supporting programme materials A year’s subscription to the National Literacy Trust Network, worth £100 (schools that are already members of our network receive £100 reduction per school) Opportunity to submit case studies and gain access to the Working with the National Literacy Trust logo
Duration Three full days over two terms

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Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS3, KS4, Arts, Business / Economics, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Health and care, Hospitality and Leisure, Humanities, Languages, PE / Sport, Technology, Management, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Out of school, In school, Teacher Enquiry, PSHE, Monitoring Impact
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students
  1. Understanding of how language and literacy underpin all teaching and learning
  2. Improved subject knowledge of language and literacy issues
  3. Improved confidence in applying this understanding to classroom practice across the curriculum
  4. Improved skills in embedding ‘advanced language and literacy’ skills (e.g. use of academic language) appropriate for a range of subjects
  5. Improved literacy skills for students resulting in improved outcomes across the curriculum
  6. Enhanced knowledge of tracking, monitoring and evaluation strategies for improving literacy outcomes for  students 
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How users/participants can evaluate success

There will be regular opportunities to develop leadership and management skills such as developing strategy, tracking student achievement and improving colleagues’ continuing professional development.

Follow-up activities and support

Access to the National Literacy Trust Network of resources, research and links.


Three day cluster-based training. Days spread across one and a half to two terms to allow time for action research. Dates negotiable.Trainers are National Literacy Trust approved consultants, all fully trained in the course materials.

Additional benefits:

  • One year’s FREE membership of the National Literacy Trust Network per school * worth £100 (*Schools that are already members of our network receive £100 reduction per school)
  • A senior leader (e.g. head or deputy) receives an additional FREE place at the first session provided at least two paying members of staff attend.
  • The lead or teaching school that co-ordinates and hosts the training receives one FREE place.

For further information, please contact us at: [email protected].

​To express an interest in this programme, please fill in our expression of interest form.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.