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.

Building a curriculum for reading

Central London: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Trainer: Julie Sargent
Price: £120 +VAT

With the renewed framework for Ofsted having an emphasis on the reading curriculum, join this practical workshop with Julie Sargent to find out effective and practical ways of weaving a thread of reading across the whole school.

A range of ideas will be provided, which will include:
  • Developing a 'spine' of high-quality texts
  • Reading for ‘real’: becoming a life-long reader
  • Ensuring progression in reading skills and vocabulary development
  • Reading across the curriculum

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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