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.


Reading CPD

Spelling CPD




Raising Standards Through Reading Conference

London: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Speakers: Ross Montgomery, Abie Longstaff, Abigail Steel and more

Join us for this FREE primary conference packed with practical and inspiring ideas on how you can raise reading attainment and enjoyment in your school. Top children's authors and literacy experts will answer your burning questions:

  • How can i encourage all children to be excited about reading and writing?
  • How can I help children to overcome 'blank page' syndrome?
  • What does a successful phonics school look like?

New to Teaching English: Essential subject knowledge for NQTs

Manchester: Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Trainer: Sue Hackman

Suitable for NQTs and those within the first two years of teaching, this one-day workshop is the perfect opportunity for you to boost your understanding of the primary English curriculum, extend your knowledge of teaching SPAG with flair, plus gain a clearer picture of what progression truly looks like.

  • Receive first class tried-and-tested training from a national expert who will share active, engaging teaching strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom
  • Hear research-based and classroom-tested approaches and focus on how to stretch pupils of all abilities


Teaching the skill of inference

Online: Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Trainer: Dee Reid 

Empower your pupils to read between the lines and make confident conclusions based on evidence and reasoning.

  • Explore what is inference and how you can teach it effectively
  • Hear ideas for teacher demonstration of inference
  • Discover ways of scaffolding learning so pupils infer independently

Spelling at KS2: Teaching the Statutory 200 Words

Online: Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Trainer: Dee Reid 

Join expert Dee Reid for this seminar on strategies for teaching and learning the key 200 words for National Curriculum Tests.

  • Systematic strategies for teaching these tricky words
  • Appreciate underlying spelling patterns
  • Techniques for remembering spellings

 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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