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Challenging And Supporting The Most Able Readers And Writers

“Thanks for a wonderful day and superb classroom ideas”

(Michael, Sunderland October 2014)

This course looks at identifying gifted and talented pupils and how they can be challenged effectivley.

The course looks at:

  • What characterises high level reading and writing in the Primary School
  • The characteristics of a more able Primary School pupil
  • Exploring the Ofsted issue of challenging the more able
  • The whole school issues of challenging the more able
  • Developing the higher order / critical thinking skills
  • Supporting the more able and talented writers
  • Questioning to encourage critical thinking

If you only need to book one or two places

If you only require one or two course places, then you may wish to attend the course at our head office in Staffordshire. To go straight to the correct page, please CLICK HERE

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • explore the characteristics of high level readers and writers
  • discuss how the more able writers and readers can be supported to make the appropriate progress
  • explore good practice to move the most able readers and writers
  • explore how to develop higher order reading and writing skills
  • discuss how they can develop critical thinking skills with the more able readers and writers

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Introduction –
  • What characterises high level reading and writing?
  • Characteristics of a gifted and talented learner

Session 2

  • Supporting a more able reader and writer
  • Developing higher order reading skills
  • Developing critical thinking through effective questioning

Session 3

  • Exploring good practice when supporting more able readers and writers
  • General tips on teaching more able readers and writers

Session 4

  • Developing the learning for more able writers
  • Developing an action plan to improve the teaching and learning of more able readers and writers
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date, we reserve the right to update, alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback


Caroline is an experienced Primary Literacy Consultant. She has taught across the Primary age range; Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. For twelve years, she worked as a Primary Literacy Consultant for a local authority until becoming an independent Consultant in 2012. Her areas of expertise include raising standards in literacy, the teaching of reading and writing, subject leader support and accelerating progress in literacy. She is known and respected for her clear and succinct advice on what the next steps should be to improve the teaching of literacy. She is passionate about improving the teaching of literacy in Primary Schools and delivering lively, valuable training to enable teachers to deliver first class literacy for all children.

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