Implementing Disciplinary Literacy

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Secondary LiteracyPlymouth's Secondary Literacy Leads have been working hard in recent months to finalise their implementation plans for their chosen strategy to embed the recommendations of the latest EEF guidance on Disciplinary Literacy. We are delighted that colleagues are now able to showcase their own professional learning via a series of blogs which we will feature on the Kingsbridge Research School site in coming weeks. We have also set up an area on the portal where we will start to build a collection of exemplar plans for colleagues in Plymouth and across the region to access.

Our first guest blog is written by Rebecca Edwards, Deputy Head at Devonport High School for Boys. Read it Here

Download Disciplinary Literacy Implentation Plan. 


Kingsbridge Research School Newsletter

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NewsletterThe latest newsletter from Kingsbridge Research School is now available.

The Spring Term edition includes details of the newly updated Improving Literacy at Key Stage 2 Guidance Report as well as upcoming training and much more. 

You can download the newsletter here



Transition Improvement Leads

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TransitionAs part of the Place Based School Improvement Project, Plymouth City Council (PCC) is looking to commission two Transition Improvement Leads to carry out a project to improve the experience of children as they transition from one phase of education to another.  The Council is seeking partner organisations to provide two project leads to deliver the project across the city.

One lead will have a Primary focus and the other will be Secondary; although we would also be interested in considering responses from those with experience in Alternative Provision transitions processes. 

Deadline for submissions:  12 pm, Friday February 11th, 2022.

Please see the Request for Quotation document for further details and contact Janet Greaves-Stocker and/or Chrysta Garnett if you require any further information.

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Curriculum Excellence Conference

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Curriculum Excellence Conference for Plymouth SchoolsWe would be delighted if you would join us at the Curriculum Development conference at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth. This conference event will require you to attend all 3 sessions (30 March 2022, 25 May 2022, and 29 June 2022)These sessions will focus on principles of curriculum design and will include inspiring presenters and resources to help drive your curriculum. 

This event is for Plymouth MAT CEOs, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers, Faculty Leads, Trustees and Chairs of Governors. The event will have contributions from school leaders with strong track records of success from multiple schools and Trusts.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on these 3 dates. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Walker on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please ensure you have booked your place by 23 March 2022.

Spring & Summer Term Fully Funded Plymouth SEND/Inclusion Offer

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SEN INCA confirmed schedule of CPD training sessions for secondary leaders of SEND which will launch in January. These briefings and training events will support a suite of useful templates and documents that Malcolm Reeve will produce on behalf of schools, Trusts and Plymouth LA to help improve outcomes and quality of provision for Plymouth’s SEND cohorts.

The full programme is available on the the SEN/Inclusion page.

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