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Neil MacKay
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Raising the Achievement of Low Prior Attainers through Thematic Approaches

Raising the Achievement of Low Prior Attainers through Thematic Approaches

This school or cluster based training opportunity, driven by the 2015 curriculum requirements, demonstrating how to consolidate discretely taught basic literacy skills through thematic approaches.  The focus will be on:

  • developing key aspects of reading for meaning, spelling and getting ideas down on paper though the  medium of combined Foundation subjects

  • modelling ways to  challenge and stretch pupils at the “ends of ability”  - especially underachieving high attainers and those with specific learning needs – these would be our “priority learners.”

    The training can be:

  • A whole day or half day event for all staff.

  • A half day consultancy session with lead staff to integrate the specific teaching of basics into the Foundation subjects, followed by an “inspirational twilight” to launch the process with all staff.

Personalised training can also be provided to meet the specific needs of schools in order to raise attainment within literacy.  By arrangement there is the opportunity to run an event for parents on the same evening – perhaps to share ways that parents can support their children at home.

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Good Morning Neil, Rarely have I felt so inspired at the beginning of new school year and so focused on what I know I must do. The feedback from staff about the training that you delivered yesterday was extremely positive and I really believe that we will see a lot of your ideas in action very quickly. Thank you on behalf of us all. I know the time you spent with us yesterday will make a difference to the students at ..........College. We will collate the information from the evaluation sheets and send you a copy.
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