Free training for Oldham schools: Literacy as a curriculum driver

The Oldham Opportunity Area has funded 50 places for staff from Oldham schools to attend an exciting conference on Friday 29 November. The conference is jointly hosted by the EEF’s Oldham Research School and Teamworks English Hub.

The event is for both secondary and primary school colleagues and combines inspirational key note speakers and workshops. The aim is to provide a day that blends current research on Literacy and Language development, alongside practical ways to improve outcomes in your school.

Key note speakers are:

  • Dr Jessie Ricketts – An expert in the development of language and reading from Royal Holloway University whose work includes research into the Language and Reading Acquisition, especially reading and oral language development in childhood and adolescence.
  • Megan Dixon From the Educational Endowment Foundation, is a specialist Literacy teacher and trainer, with considerable expertise in teaching children who find it hardest to learn. She will support delegates to bridge the gap between high quality research and classroom practice.
  • Ros Wilson – Ros has a wide range of experience in education, including: Working with pupils with SEND; Working with pupils with EAL; Senior Leadership; Head of large primary department overseas; Local Authority Adviser; Primary Strategy Manager; Independent Consultant; Advanced Skills Teacher Assessor; Ofsted Inspector; Curriculum Designer and author of ‘The Creative Curriculum’; Creator and Published Author of Big Writing and associated texts (Oxford University Press).

Delegates will also have the opportunity to select from a range of workshops, including:

  • Getting it Right from the beginning; Phonics in Reception and KS1 – Hosted by Adam Harris, Teamworks English Hub
  • Using the EEF guidance reports to develop whole school Literacy – Hosted by Jo Pearson, Oldham Research School
  • Making Learning Stick – Hosted by Jessica Miller, Teamworks Teaching School Alliance.

Go to Eventbrite for more information and to register your place.

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