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Paragon Alliance

NQTs/NQT+1 - Developing English Teaching

Developing English Teaching for NQTs/NQT+1


  • To enhance NQTs’ understanding of key teaching strategies for reading and writing.


    NQTs will:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of inference as a reading strategy;
  • Understand how to structure guided reading so that all pupils learn effectively;
  • Develop their understanding of reading comprehension and explore a range of strategies for teaching it effectively;
  • Develop their understanding of key strategies for the teaching of writing. This will include:
    • Effective use of model texts (WAGOLL), focusing on generic writing skills at text, sentence and word level;
    • Understanding how teacher modelling and scribing work and how to use both strategies effectively.

This multi-session CPD package will support NQTs/NQT+1 in developing their understanding of some of the key aspects of the English curriculum in KS1 and KS2. The focus will be based around those aspects that many consider to be ‘hard to teach, hard to learn’, such as inference and comprehension in reading and how to develop generic writing skills in pupils of all ages. All sessions are 0.5 day and will be based around theory and research-based evidence, but will include plentiful opportunities for practical exploration and strategies that NQTs can apply in their classrooms the very next day.

Venue:   Hampton Hargate Primary School, Hargate Way, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BZ





Refreshments & Registration:


Session 1:

Tue 16th Jan 2018

1.15 – 4.15pm 

From 1.00pm


Twilight 1:

Thurs 1st Feb 2018

4.00 – 5.30pm  

From 3.45pm


Session 2:

Wed 21st Feb 2018

1.15 – 4.15pm 

From 1.00pm


Twilight 2:

Wed 14th Mar 2018

4.00 – 5.30pm  

From 3.45pm

Total price: (for the 2 afternoons and 2 twilights)  £160

Booking:  Book Here 
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Presented by Andy Hawes - Peterborough Teaching & Learning Associates

Andy Hawes - Learning & Teaching Adviser - Andy has worked in primary education in Peterborough for 30 years. He has a proven track record of excellent teaching and phase/subject leadership. As a Learning & Teaching Adviser with Peterborough City Council, he also has a proven track record of providing high quality advisory support to teachers and middle leaders in a wide range of middle leadership development.