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Leading Literacy to Outstanding in the 2019 Ofsted Framework

Purposeful strategies for leading and inspiring outstanding literacy learning

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Suitable for: Teachers and heads of department working at primary, secondary or FE who want to aspire to an outstanding level of literacy in their school or college.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 8106WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
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This highly participatory course is aimed at supporting colleagues in finding a solution to one of the key challenges faced by schools today. You will discover the changing context for literacy, the challenges that school performance brings and also many practical and proven techniques to gain an outstanding judgement within the inspection framework whether your school is at primary, secondary or FE level.

  • An overview of what ‘outstanding’ can mean within the framework for inspection, avoiding the notion of set criteria
  • How to benchmark the position of your school
  • Priorities for developing literacy
  • The challenge of the EAL learner
  • The role of self-review in monitoring literacy across schools
  • Examples of good practice


Why is literacy important?
  • The challenge
  • Literacy in the Ofsted handbook
  • Evaluation framework for literacy-activity
How to achieve outstanding
  • 10 principles of good practice
  • Good practice case studies
  • Beginning to identify areas for improvement in your own setting
Quality teaching for outstanding literacy learning
  • Outstanding EAL practice is effective teaching and learning for all
  • Promoting reading
  • Talk for Writing
Leading and managing an effective strategy for outstanding literacy practice
  • Reviewing priorities for your setting
  • Action planning for literacy improvement in your specific context
  • Developing an effective communication strategy

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