Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Literacy interventions for supporting underachievers with the Catch Up premium
About this course

Improving levels of literacy amongst learners is one of the most important steps a teacher can take towards raising attainment in the classroom. To achieve the highest grade in an inspection there has to be evidence that students are developing crucial literacy skills, which will enable them to become confident individuals, lifelong learners and successful adults in the workplace.


Course Outcomes:
  • Gain clarity in how to use key words and phrases to help learners structure their speech and improve their listening skills
  • Broaden your repertoire of different ways to improve reading across all subjects
  • Discover new strategies for supporting learners with accurate spelling
  • Experience realistic ways in which you can support develop skills through different planning techniques, accurate punctuation and the development of sentences and paragraphs
Course Outline:
20 Strategies for Improving Literacy Across the Curriculum

‘Quick win’ whole-school reading and writing strategies for ALL subject areas

‘Quick win’ whole-school speaking and listening strategies for ALL subject areas

‘No pens’ lessons - more ways of improving speaking and listening in ALL classrooms

Literacy and technology - how to improve literacy without ‘them’ even knowing!

How to embed writing across the board

Powerful, tried and tested techniques for raising standards in writing

Using a worldwide audience to inspire writers and raise standards

Effective methods of student self-assessment in the classroom

Exciting possibilities of using ‘real’ writing to engage learners

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“Another fantastic course from Dragonfly. Simple but effective ideas, clearly presented. Would recommend this to any school.”

Literacy Coordinator , Castle Community College

Thank you again from all of us at ISB, all the sessions were perfectly pitched, engaging and practical. You exceeded our brief and have left the staff buzzing with new ideas and energy.

Assistant Headteacher , International School Brunei

Excellent delivery and ideas shared, good way to start the term.

Teacher , International School Brunei

Trainer very engaging, content was very practical and clearly comes from best practice.

Teacher , International School Brunei