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Storytime Phonics Training Day with the Phonics Fairy – AKA Michelle Larbey

Storytime Phonics Training Day at the Spinney Primary School

Story Time Phonics is a systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics alongside fun and engaging books. Real books create real readers. The great thing about StoryTime phonics is that it is based on Letters and Sounds but you introduce each new sound with a fantastic storybook. With each book is a caption action which links to the book and the sound being taught. Planning still follows the four elements – revisit/review, teach (new learning), practise and apply. Ideas are given for activities for practising and applying, which are multisensory and fun. Consequently, this interactive approach helps children to retain the new learning and, of course, it is engaging!

WHERE: Spinney Primary School, CB1 9PB

WHEN: Friday 27th September, 9am-3:30pm

COST: £60 per school

TO BOOK: email kitetsa@spinney.cambs.sch.uk by 17/09/19

Alliance and Vision

The Kite TSA is a growing Alliance of Schools in Cambridgeshire. We work collaboratively to secure successful educational actions which improve outcomes and opportunities for young people in Cambridgeshire.

We are forward thinking and outward reaching Teaching School Alliance in Cambridgeshire. We are creative and innovative, and design scalable projects and bespoke professional learning opportunities with a vision for sustained long term positive impact. With a shared purpose to improve outcomes for all young people, our ethos is to connect and collaborate with individuals, schools and other organisations, to develop meaningful relationships, and for us all to benefit from our shared intellectual, cultural, and creative capital. We have a strong sense of social responsibility and believe in the importance of optimism as we navigate an ever-changing educational landscape.

Key Priorities

  • Maths at Key Stage 2
  • Literacy at Key Stage 2
  • Progress with Phonics at Key Stage 1
  • Supporting disadvantage and vulnerable groups at all stages. Reducing inequality, removing barriers to learning, and improving access to learning
  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Governance & regional and local System Leadership
  • STEAM Aspirations in Primary (STEM with Arts)
  • English as an Additional Language (supporting pupils with SEN, FSM, CIN, LAC)
  • Achievement of young carers
  • Parental engagement