Reading and English CPD

Face-to-face workshops, online webinars and in-school


We've packed the year with a range of expert-led CPD targeting key challenges that schools are facing in English and Reading. Join us for practical advice and teaching inspiration and to meet colleagues experiencing the same challenges as you.


Feedback from the SATS Masterclass: Implications for Teaching and Learning 2019

Birmingham: Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Central London: Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Trainer: Steve Lomax & Abigail Steel
Price: £199 +VAT


Understand the performance outcomes of the 2019 National Tests and what strategies can be adopted in the classroom to identify and support pupils working below the expected standard

  • Hear tips for remediation of problem areas and how to re-focus in years 4-6
  • Gain top tips and guidance on planning and improving skills in 2019-20

Achieving success in the Key Stage Two Reading SATS 

Birmingham: Friday, 13 March 2020
Trainer: Julie Sargent
Price: £199 +VAT


Gain a secure understanding of national curriculum expectations for Key Stage Two reading on this practical one-day course. Reflecting on the 2019 Reading SATs, you will explore strategies to ensure reading progress from years 3-6 and gain the tools needed to ensure SATs success for all.

  • Understand how you can support all Key Stage Two pupils in achieving their potential and meeting curriculum expectations
  • Learn practical activities to teach vocabulary in context and deepen understanding
  • Discover strategies to improve reading skills and understanding, looking at fluency and stamina

Improving the early reading outcomes for children working below Age Related Expectation in Y2-4

Central London: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Trainer: Julie Sargent
Price: £199 +VAT


  • Identify the key reasons children below Age Related Expectation (ARE) face barriers in learning to read
  • Develop a range of strategies to support and implement targeted learning for all​
  • Explore ways to close the vocabulary gap and focus on how to develop comprehension

Same Learning, Different Teaching: Teaching Children with SEN or EAL to Read and Write with Ease

Central London: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Trainer: Abigail Steel
Price: £199 +VAT


How can teaching children with a range of needs be easier for all involved? During this one-day course, English consultant Abigail Steel will explain how we can teach early reading and writing more successfully for children with SEN or EAL.

  • Upskill your subject knowledge to better understand the technical and psychological processes behind learning to read and becoming a reader and writer​.
  • Take away a comprehensive toolkit full of practical resources for auditing, planning, teaching and tracking reading provision for reluctant readers.
  • Discover practical strategies to embed a real life-long love for reading for all.

Becoming An Outstanding Primary School English Leader

Central London: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Trainer: Abigail Steel
Price: £199 +VAT


Are you an English, Reading or Phonics subject leader in your school? Are you looking to hone and develop your management skills? Join English consultant Abigail Steele on this one-day course and discover how you can excel in your role and lead your subject with maximum impact.

  • Better understand your role and responsibilities, making optimum use of the course time to audit provision and create an action plan whilst you learn​.
  • Improve your people management skills to ensure positivity and productivity from your colleagues.
  • Leave the day feeling fully equipped, motivated and ready to be an outstanding leader.​


If you would like a specific course tailored to your requirements and delivered in your school, please send us an INSET request by emailing


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