STANDARD ENGLISH TRAINING – a half-day course for Teaching Assistants

Date

Wed, 20th June, 2018

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich

Ref. Number

PB/1718/TA/263

Price

£0.00

Description

STANDARD ENGLISH
A half-day course for teaching assistants
9-12

Standard English is stitched into the National Curriculum and an absolute requirement for pupils working in greater depth. Yet many pupils speak informally and even colloquially, so Standard English is a stretch for them. This course is a handy guide that explains the features of Standard English and how to respond to colloquial language in speech and how to help them write more formally.

Session 1: Developing Standard English in speech and writing
· Why do we have a ‘standard’ English?
· The features of Standard English
· Non-standard speech and how to respond to it
· Writing impersonally
· Awkward choices – I or me? Who or whom? That, which, what or who? etc

Session 2: Acquiring a more formal style of writing
· Degrees of formality and when to use them
· Active and passive explained
· Nominalisation – ‘nouning’ words
· Smart verbs that are useful for informal writing
· Analysing the use of formal English
· Case studies of pupils’ work

£90 per person

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Course name:

STANDARD ENGLISH TRAINING – a half-day course for Teaching Assistants

Ref. Number:

PB/1718/TA/263

Date:

Wed, 20th June, 2018

Time:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich

Price:

£0.00

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Presenter(s)

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”.

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