Making An Impact

Provider: United Kingdom Literacy Association

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Description Making an Impact is a professional development programme which can be carried out over one or two terms, or even a whole year, offering: Five days of consultancy time – face-to-face and online. Initial day CPD meeting to provide expert input/presentation, identify specific needs and focus and plan extended teaching sequences. Continuing support though an online community. Provision of support materials – paper-based and online. Mid-project meeting (half day) to share work so far and plan next steps. Continuing online discussions and provision of online materials. Final CPD meeting (full day) to share and consolidate work, evaluate impact and identify possible next steps. In addition you will have a year’s full access to UKLA’s members’ services including: Web site with advice bulletins, reviews, resources and access to new products UKLA publications and materials including free copies of professional development support booklets and termly issues of English 4-11 magazine, Literacy journal and UKLA News Free places at UKLA conferences.

United Kingdom Literacy Association's website
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, In school, Online, After-school meetings, Team lesson planning/teaching, Physical resource, Book, Discussion forums, Video chat
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students
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These professional development materials are designed to support school leaders, senior managers, literacy subject leaders or local authority advisers as they help teachers work collaboratively with colleagues to develop provision for new literacies within the school, in local clusters of schools or across the authority. The materials follow a critical enquiry model where individual teachers identify aspects of classroom provision that they would like to work on then plan a sequence of work in collaboration with colleagues who are also enquiring into their classroom practice.  After trying out ideas and discussing outcomes, the group then plan another teaching sequence, either to consolidate the developments made at first or to pursue an issue that has arisen from the preliminary work. 

 Designed to be used alongside a range of UKLA publications, the materials help to:

  • develop more effective and consistent classroom practices designed to raise standards of literacy
  • embed and sustain gains in successful classroom practice 
  • support subject leaders in working with colleagues to improve provision for literacy
  • develop effective whole school policy and practice in literacy
  • build communities of learners both within and beyond school .


Associated Files File_icon A4 UKLA PD Flier.pdf