Ofsted and Literacy: Issues emerging from primary school inspections


Tue, 18th October, 2016


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Sprowston Manor, Norwich

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Session 1
New findings

• Ofsted’s top concerns about literacy, drawn from a survey of reports
• Anticipating Ofsted’s literacy concerns ahead of inspection
• Anticipating on-the-day concerns ahead of inspection

Session 2
Checking assessment systems

• What Ofsted are looking for
• What are most people doing about assessment after levels?
• Marking issues
• 10 things to have covered

Session 3
Using assessment to stretch everyone

• Pinpointing Ofsted’s concerns
• Why Ofsted don’t use the word ‘differentiation’
• ‘Must dos’ for classroom teachers

Session 4
Handwriting and presentation

• Adjusting expectations in the light of the new curriculum
• Quick wins in presentation
• Great news from research: how to turn around poor handwriting

Session 5
Grammar, punctuation and spelling

• Why it’s more important than ever
• Productive approaches to consider in grammar and punctuation
• Productive approaches to consider in spelling

Session 6
Extended writing

• What’s going wrong?
• The key to good extended writing.
• 5 things you can do to increase success in extended writing

Session 7
Leadership issues

• What Ofsted are saying about subject leadership
• What Ofsted expect from governors and senior leaders with regard to literacy
• 5 things you must do to secure this judgement

£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places


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Ofsted and Literacy: Issues emerging from primary school inspections

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Tue, 18th October, 2016


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Sprowston Manor, Norwich



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Sue Hackman

Recently retired Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education
Sue has been Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE for seven years and led the government’s work on pedagogy, deprivation, disadvantaged groups, the core subjects, assessment, accountability and school improvement.
Sue has worked at every level of the education system as a teacher, trainer, inspector and director of the last government’s National Strategies.
Sue is also well known for her classroom publications for spelling, grammar, reading, English literature, literary theory, writing and special needs. The TES describes Sue as a mix of “inspirational delivery combined with common sense practicality.

Alan Howe

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