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Leading Literacy to Outstanding in the 2019 Ofsted Framework by Creative Education(ID 819)

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The Benfleet Teaching School Alliance is delighted to offer members the opportunity to attend a training session by Creative Education to support schools to gain an outstanding judgement for literacy within the new inspection framework.

This highly participatory course is aimed at finding a solution to one of the key challenges facing schools at present.  The course looks at the changing context of literacy and school performance and provides practical and proven techniques to support teacher implementation, evaluation and school improvement.  


The training will provide:

  • 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

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

The training will ensure all delegates are knowledgeable about:

  • Why is literacy important?
  • The challenge
  • Literacy in the Ofsted handbook
  • Evaluation framework for literacy - activity
  • How to achieve outstanding in literacy
  • 10 principles of good practice
  • Good practice case studies
  • Deep dives into literacy/reading
  • 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

The 3-hour afternoon/twilight session aims to ensure that all delegates understand fully the Ofsted Framework with regards to literacy and are able to embed strategies leading to an outstanding judgement for literacy. 

Facilitator - Kevin Piper, Senior Consultant/Director of Education

Kevin Piper has taught for over 30 years in schools, university and FE and has been a Headteacher as well as a school improvement leader in a range of diverse settings. 

He has led teams working with the EU on international projects in a variety of locations including Kuwait and Moscow and is part of the delivery partnership with The Education Training Foundation.  Kevin is a validated trainer for the British Council and has worked as an assessor with various awarding bodies ranging from exam boards to the Chartered Managers Institute.

As Director of Education, Kevin has a large portfolio of courses and runs bespoke training for over 500 schools. He speaks at conferences across the country and runs courses both in Britain and internationally.  Television credits include a special episode of 'Educating Joey Essex' with Kevin helping Joey to achieve a GCSE in English Lit!

This training is only suitable for primary phase.


No. of peopleDescriptionPrice
1Per Person£120.00

This is a stand-along training session to support schools to gain an outstanding judgement for literacy within the new inspection framework.

This event will be held at The King John School:

The King John School
Shipwrights Drive

This event will be held in the meeting room in the Humanities block which is situated at the rear of The King John School.  Please come to the school entrance on Benfleet Road and park in the car park at the rear.  The Humanities Block is located to the left of the car park and participants will be able to sign in at reception there.

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room.


Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance Manager, Denise Mair at DeniseM@thekjs.com. 

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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