Supporting children to gain secure foundations with reading, writing and spelling in KS1


Speech, language and communication skills are crucial to young children’s overall development. Being able to speak clearly and process speech sounds, to understand others, to express ideas and interact with others are fundamental building blocks for a child’s development. Research suggests that good communication, language and literacy at a young age have the highest correlation with outcomes at school. This course will provide the opportunity to observe lessons, discuss good practice and produce a bespoke action plan.


The course:

  • demonstrates ways to make learning multisensory
  • provides strategies and resources to support early phonic, high frequency word skills and early writing
  • supports colleagues to use ongoing assessments to plan next steps.


Primary specialists


Teachers, Teaching Assistants, NQTs, Foundation Stage Co-ordinators and Nursery Managers

Course commitment

One day


Free to CAT Schools

£50 to non CAT Schools


Grange Park Primary School