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Primary Phonics and Maths training 

The Southern Collaborative Learning Partnership (SCLP) Alliance is once again offering the CLPE ‘Phonics’ and the Maths Mastery ‘Maths’ training sessions.  These highly recommended training sessions are suitable for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and recently qualified teachers (RQT’s) or teachers who feel the course content meets their identified development needs. Courses listed were open for booking at the time of print. All sessions are targeted at Primary EYFS, KS1 and KS2 teachers.

Please book asap as places are filling fast and will be offered on a first come first served basis. To book a course email this will be paid for by invoice.  Schools with an e-pd account can book using e-pd credits via   

Full day Literacy ‘Phonics in a rich reading curriculum session’:

 £100 per session or 80 e-pd credits (incl. lunch and refreshments)
Delivered by tutors from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) 

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education work with all those involved in teaching literacy in primary schools.  Their work raises the achievement of children by helping schools to teach literacy more effectively and showing teachers how quality children’s literature can be placed at the heart of all learning.
Phonics in a rich reading curriculum - The Mill Primary Academy – Wed 9th Jan  09:30 – 15:30

Participants will be offered clear guidance for the provision of a systematic, synthetic phonics programme following the pace and progression of Letters and Sounds. It will strengthen practitioner knowledge and understanding of phonics subject knowledge and terminology in line with EYFS and National Curriculum and will provide ideas and resources for how to plan for successful use and application of phonics learning in the wider curriculum.

Participants will also develop knowledge and understanding of how to teach the use and application of phonics in KS2. Practitioners will deepen their subject knowledge in each of the phonic phases, identifying the gaps for individual learners. They will explore a range of strategies and resources for closing the gaps, using quality children’s literature and a range of practical activities.

Full day Maths sessions: 

£100 per session or 80 e-pd credits (incl. lunch and refreshments)
Delivered by Andrew Jeffrey ‘The Mathemagician’. 

Andrew Jeffrey is first and foremost a passionate teacher of mathematics. He holds the NCETM standard both in his own right and through his work with LAs and Training organisations, and sits on the Standard Holders panel. He is a trainer, an author, a consultant and maths expert, and is regularly called upon to deliver keynote speeches at conferences both at home and around the world. Find out more about his work at

These sessions are stand-alone or can be booked as a group of three. 

Maths 1: Using practical resources

The Mill Primary Academy – Thurs 22nd Nov 2018   09:30 – 15:30

Participants will look at a range of ideas for bringing maths to life with the help of geoboards, Numicon, Dienes blocks, Cuisenaire, Counters, etc. and the theory on which they are built.

Delegates will take away a range of lesson ideas as well as a deeper understanding of the CPA approach.

Maths 2: Calculation

The Mill Primary Academy – Thurs 24th Jan 2019  09:30 – 15:30

NQTs will look at the four operations and more specifically how they are related in the Curriculum. A range of strategies will be employed to ensure that children understand what they are doing rather than blindly following algorithms.

Delegates will take away a bank of teaching ideas to scaffold calculating with reasoning built in

Maths 3: Fluency, Reasoning, Problem Solving and Mastery

The Mill Primary Academy – Thurs 2nd May 2019  09:30 – 15:30

This session will provide NQTs with concrete ideas for teaching key concepts; ideas for developing and using resources; show NQTs how best to get children doing problem-solving and how to support their less able and extend their most able.

published Nov 30, 2018