Literacy across the curriculum

Literacy across the curriculum is a key focus in the new curriculum and in Ofsted inspections. Anne provides inset and courses on ways to support literacy across the primary or secondary school curriculum.

This training is suitable for whole school inset or for school clusters or local authorities.

Anne tailors all her training to the needs and circumstances of the school or schools involved.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • more knowledge of the role and importance of reading across the curriculum
  • greater awareness of the literacy skills needed in different subject areas
  • practical ways to develop students’ oracy, reading and writing skills and comprehension
  • ideas for embedding subject-specific vocabulary
  • ways to support information retrieval skills and critical literacy
  • ideas for authentic, real-life literacy contexts and reading materials
  • methods for using subject-related books to support literacy and wider learning
  • strategies for fostering reading enjoyment through subject teaching

This training is fully participative, with opportunities throughout to share good practice. Participants receive extensive back-up materials.

What people say about this training

Fantastic. Everyone's going away enthused about literacy.

Very informative. I feel much more confident now implementing literacy in other areas for the school, not just English. Lots of great ideas.

It was very relevant. Ideas for using everyday stuff.

A great opportunity to share good practice. Great book suggestions. Good way to highlight the importance of literacy in all the children learn, with no subject left undiscussed.

The teachers in my department are all buzzing now.

Good course. New ideas on implementing literacy across the curriculum, as well as ideas for new books that would help in different subjects.

Very interesting and thought-provoking session. Lots of ideas to take back.

I cannot recommend this course highly enough!

A very special course. Well organised - excellent coverage - very helpful - lots of ideas. I’m leaving with a clear action plan.

Really useful to me. Lots I can use with my SEN students.

It was really useful. I liked all your ideas and strategies for engaging students in reading. It was structured very well, so all the topics led into each other.

Very useful. Great to find out about books that are relevant to subject areas.

Suggestions to take back to school across each year group. Very interesting to hear about reading activities at other schools.

I can use these ideas for investigative reporting.

Very interesting and worthwhile.

Really enjoyable session, learnt a lot from both Anne and the other librarians. Have taken away valuable knowledge.

I’m going to try making comic strips in maths now.

This was very relevant to me. I can use these strategies with the students who come to me for support.

I have just seen how I could use debating in ICT. It would really support literacy.