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Training to become a GROW@KS3 Literacy practitioner

Grow@KS3 teacher training
The professional development course covers;

  • literacy assessment
  • reading and comprehension
  • working on words
  • writing, including talk for writing and guiding writing.
The course is accredited by UCL Institute of Education and delivered at regional venues.

The GROW course can be run either as a 3 day or 6 half-day model.

The course will support you with:

  • understanding theories of literacy development for older students
  • formative assessment techniques
  • selection of appropriate, high interest text
  • using oracy to underpin reading and writing skills
  • the development of strategies to build on the reciprocity of reading and writing
  • the writing process, including high impact work on grammar and text structure
  • developing critical reflection and responsive teaching
  • evaluation and reporting using standardised assessments and attitude surveys.

Course fee 2015/16
£950 for individual registration and £600 for each additional
participant from the same school.  For maximum impact we encourage
schools to build a GROW@KS3 Literacy team with more than one practitioner.

Apply for GROW@KS3 teacher training

Course application form

If you would like to host professional development sessions at your school please contact ioe.ilc@ucl.ac.uk to negotiate costs.