About the course

A six-module programme which challenges the participant’s understanding of literacy difficulties, SEND and disadvantage in order to improve reading, writing and communication across their setting. Ideal for English teachers, pastoral leads and any staff member with a responsibility for literacy.

With over 20 hours of learning, this blended learning course for literacy leads covers six key areas for embedding inclusive literacy across your school:

  1. Disadvantage and literacy: reflecting on your understanding of ‘disadvantage’ and how it impacts on literacy access for different learners in your setting.
  2. ‘Good’ and ‘better’ literacy: understanding the strengths and limitations of different literacy theories and evaluating what literacy provision looks like in your school.
  3. Overview of literacy difficulties: identifying the SEND profile of your school and outlining an area for development to support learners with literacy difficulties.
  4. Research and data: understanding how to use assessment to support literacy difficulties and curating your own evidence-base of research and resources.
  5. Collaboration and coaching: identifying key stakeholders in your setting and sharing an overview of your school’s SEND and literacy needs.
  6. Leaving your footprint: creating a plan for improving a key area in your literacy strategy and evaluating the impact you’ve had on literacy in your school so far.


Based on our online learning platform, you will work through weekly modules at your own pace and attend regular ‘live’ online coaching sessions with our Head of Innovation and Learning, Kelly Challis.

  • Six weekly modules
  • ‘Live’ and recorded sessions to fit flexibly into any work schedule
  • Hiatus over half-terms/academic holidays
  • Weekly assignments and feedback to check progress
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration and feedback with other participants
  • Curated resources and guides to download and keep
  • Access to all content and discussion boards until September

Please provide the name(s) of the course participant(s):

Attendee #1

Dates & scheduling:

Spring 2 / Summer 1 cohort starts on 3rd May 2022.


£550 per person / £900 for two / Contact us for group discounts (bookings over 5 participants).



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