CPD Events Schedule

NQT/RQT Phonics Training 

06/07/2021 - New Date! Sign up your incoming NQT/RQTs now.


Supporting teachers who are new to teaching or new to phonics. What does great phonics look like? How can you ensure that your support staff are having the greatest impact? A chance to meet other NQTs and RQTs, ask any questions you may have about phonics and teaching, see great phonics in action and explore what makes great phonics teaching.

Priority will be given to members of staff who work within our Partner Schools and funded schools.

Book your ticket here

The Role of the Reading Lead



Suitable for Reading Leads or Phonic Leads, especially those new in role. A detailed look at the Ofsted criteria, how to approach the reading deep dive and explore the ways in which your role can support and drive development for reading in your school. What needs to happen through the academic year to ensure speedy progress of all children. How to identify the lowest 20% and move them on. We'll also explore how phonics underpins early reading outcomes in KS1.

Book your ticket here

Running a Practice Session



Suitable for Reading Leads or Phonic Leads.

Why and how Practice Sessions form a key part of Phonics teaching.
Learn how to run one to ensure the greatest impact for your learners.

This session will include a Q&A.

Book your ticket here

The Vocabulary-Rich Classroom



A child’s vocabulary is an indicator for later success both at school, and in life. Therefore, developing our children’s vocabulary should be a key priority for all schools. In this session, we will look in depth at research as well as practical strategies that we can use in the classroom to build vocabulary and close the word gap.  We will explore how you can achieve a vocabulary-rich environment in your setting so that children can ‘wallow in words and their uses’ and apply their growing vocabularies.

This session will be run by Alex Pethick, the Director of Curriculum for the Knowledge Schools Trust. Alex has developed a systematic approach to developing vocabulary and has led training on vocabulary to teachers and leaders nationwide, as well as supporting with the development of Bug Club Shared, which provides children with the vocabulary they need to succeed across the curriculum.

Book your ticket here


Decodable Books - How to choose them and use them




Explore a range of texts available and the SSPs they match. Why do we use decodable readers and what to do with books that do not match your SSP.

How to match your texts to your phonics teaching, when should a book becoming a 'sharing text' and what does that mean? 

Book your ticket here

Where sessions have been fully booked we will release additional dates.

If there is any other support you or your school require please contact us and we will endeavour to include in our upcoming CPD events.

  • Twitter Clean

English Hub Knowledge Schools Trust