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Stakeholder Training and Events

Journeys - Free CPD —Monday 03 June 2024 at 16:00.

 

 

The British Library’s summer term Journeys challenge is the perfect way to get your students excited about books. This flexible project can be adapted to align with existing summer term topics relating to history, science, mythology, fictional texts or geography.

 

In this free online CPD opportunity for teachers of Years 3-6, SF Said and friends will investigate ways to use the framework of journeys to inspire reading for pleasure, writing for pleasure, writing for a purpose and creativity.

 

Author, SF Said, will provide insights into journeys and parallel worlds depicted in his award-winning books. Cumbria-based teacher Karen Stringer will offer her tips on bringing classroom study to life using journeys, book-making, high quality children’s books, oral input, and visual stimuli. Professor Teresa Cremin will discuss practical ideas and research findings relating to creative freedom and self-expression for primary school students.

 

For further information and to book online, click here.

FREE ONLINE TRANSITION EVENT WITH AUTHOR MATT GOODFELLOW

 7th June 2024

10:00 am to 10:45am

For pupils aged 9 to 11 years  (Year 5 and Year 6)

 

The National Literacy Trust is hosting a free, virtual classroom event with the author of The Final Year, Matt Goodfellow.

Matt will start the event by reading an extract from his book, The Final Year.  Following this, there will be a discussion around the transition into secondary school, a theme navigated closely by the characters in the book, and children will have an opportunity to have their questions answered live via the chat box.

 

The event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. Attendees should not need to download any special software to join the event. After registering, you will receive an email with your Zoom joining link, which can be accessed in a web browser. You can also watch live or follow the recording on YouTube.

 

For further information and to register online, click here.

 About the Author

 

Former primary school teacher Matt Goodfellow is now a full-time poet who visits schools across the country to give high-energy performances and workshops. His first poetry collection for Otter-Barry Books, Chicken on the Roof, received wide acclaim. He is also the author of Caterpillar Cake, illustrated by Krina Patel-Sage and shortlisted for the CLiPPA award, Shu-Lin’s Grandpa, illustrated by Yu Rong and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, and a contributor to CLiPPA-shortlisted poetry collection Being Me: Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, all published by Otter-Barry Books. Matt lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester in the UK.

 

 

 

FREE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM VISIT FOR

REFUGEE WEEK WITH MICHAEL ROSEN

“ON THE MOVE”

(with BSL interpreter)

17th June 2024

10:00 am to 10:45am

For pupils aged 9 to 14 years

  

The National Literacy Trust is offering this free opportunity to join author and poet Michael Rosen on Monday 17 June at 10am, where your class, together with pupils from across the UK, will have the chance to hear from Michael himself about his On the Move poetry collection. Michael will be reading and discussing his poems, exploring what home means to him, as well as guiding pupils as to how they might use his poems as inspiration for their own creative writing for Refugee Week 2024.

At the end of the event, pupils will be given the opportunity to ask Michael questions via the chatbox.

This event will have a live BSL interpreter.

 

To supplement the session, and to help you mark Refugee Week after the live event, the National Literacy Trust, has created follow-up classroom resources. These free resources will support teachers in guiding their pupils to write their own creative piece marking Refugee Week 2024.

In addition to the event with Michael, pupils will have the chance to explore a piece of writing from various creatives in the industry including Nikita Gill and RAMZEE.

These resources will be available to download for free on the National Literacy Trust’s main Refugee Week page from 20th May.

 

For further information and to sign up, just follow this link.  After you have completed the form, the National Literacy Trust will send you an email with your link to join the event.  If you cannot access Zoom, or are unable to attend live, don’t worry.  In your confirmation email, they will also share a link to a YouTube page, where you can either watch the event stream in live time, or watch the event recording until Monday 24th June.

 

Journeys - ONLINE EVENT —Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 13:30

 

Explore the topic of journeys from your classroom in this FREE livestreamed event, with author SF Said and author/illustrator Viviane Schwarz. The event is aimed at Years 3-6. If you’re planning to watch from a school, please speak to your IT team to ensure you are able to access YouTube.

 

Join author SF Said and author/illustrator Viviane Schwarz to explore journeys, from local walks and migration stories to fantasy adventures and time travel. Using the authors' top writing tips, playful prompts and draw-along fun, SF and Viviane will provide inspiration for children to embark on their own journeys of discovery. Children will start creating their own handmade journey books containing maps, words and pictures.

 

On the day, please ensure children have several sheets of paper plus pencils or pens during the event, to help them start developing ideas for their journeys.

 

For further information and to book online, click here.

 

 

FREE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM VISIT FOR

REFUGEE WEEK WITH ADNAN

 20th June 2024

10:00 am to 10:30 am

For pupils aged 6-9 years

 

The National Literacy Trust is providing the opportunity for classes across the UK to join writers Mark Arrigo and Steven Chatterton on Thursday 20 June at 10am, to listen to their telling of the story of Adnan: The Boy Who Helped His Mummy Remember. Children will be given the opportunity to reflect on the theme of home whilst exploring the beautiful illustrations used throughout the book.

To help you mark Refugee Week after the event, the National Literacy Trust has created a follow up classroom lesson which supports teachers in further exploring the book and reflecting on Refugee Week's 2024 theme of Our Home.

 

These resources will be available to download for free on the National Literacy Trust’s main Refugee Week page from 20th May.

For further information and to sign up, follow this link.  You will then receive an email with your link to join the event. If you cannot access Zoom, or are unable to attend live, don't worry.  In your confirmation email they will send a link to a YouTube page, where you can either watch the event stream in live time, or watch the event recording until Thursday 27th June.

 

 

 

Funding update for the National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL):

Below are the recently published details of the Department for Education's scholarship criteria for the autumn 2024 National Professional Qualification (NPQ) cohort. 

 

In summary: 

 

  • Scholarships for the majority of NPQs, including the NPQ for Leading Literacy, will now be targeted at those teachers and leaders working in the most challenging schools, and other settings, serving more disadvantaged communities. 
  • In practice, this will mean the top 50% of schools as defined by the proportion of students that attract pupil premium funding. 
  • Comparative disadvantage criteria will be applied to both Further Education and Early Years settings. 
  • Scholarships are in place to all teachers and leaders from state-funded schools and settings for the following NPQs: 

o   NPQ for Headship 

o   Early Headship Coaching Offer (EHCO) 

o   NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics 

o   NPQ for SENCOs 

 

Further details can be found on GOV.UK. 

 

 

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