Leadership Programme for Plymouth Secondary Schools
An Education Endowment Foundation/Plymouth City Council sponsored Leadership Programme for all Plymouth Secondary Schools
Citywide System Leader Support Directory
Find aligned system leader support in Plymouth.
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
If you are a teacher interested in not only developing your classroom repertoire but also increasing your students' achievement and motivation - Join a PLC
Find School-led CPD Training & Support across Plymouth
Access an extensive range of information, school-led training and continuing professional development from a range of providers.

Education Endowment Fund Plymouth City Council Sponsored Leadership ProgrammeLeadership Programme for Plymouth Secondary Schools

A modular programme based on the EEF’s guidance and rooted in the latest research, this professional development programme will enable your teachers to make confident decisions that will help your pupils access the complexities of the new curriculum in every subject.

Over nine modules, some synchronous and some asynchronous, participants will develop a deep understanding of what the research says makes for effective teaching of disciplinary (subject-specific) literacy, and apply this in their schools.

Participants will be given a wealth of strategies for vocabulary instruction, reading and writing in every subject discipline.

You can access the videos and slides delivered during the Programme's Launch Event here.

Enquiries: Please contact Alison King | Project Manager | Kingsbridge Community School  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Programme Module Recordings and Resources

  • Module 1: Programme Introduction.  View Recording 
  • Module 2: Focus: the challenge of literacy and reading comprehension within and across subjects. View Recording
  • Module 3: Case Study: The Plymouth Oracy Project – addressing Recommendation 6: Provide opportunities for structured talk. View Recording
  • Module 4: Focus: Developing strategic learners by improving literacy & metacognition . View Recording 
  • Module 5: Focus: Developing independent writers. View Recording
  • Module 6: Focus: Implementation. View Recording
  • Module 7: Focus: Interventions. View Recording

Extra 'Booster' Events

Scott Davies and Jon Eaton lead a follow up session on Friday 24th September, between 3.45 and 4.45 pm to help support Literacy Leads with the implementation process during the Autumn Term. This provided all participants an opportunity to share:

    •    where you are up to in terms of identifying the literacy issues you need to address
    •    whether you have the infrastructure in place (an implementation team, leadership buy in, capacity, etc.)
    •    whether you have got as far as identifying active ingredient

The session was interactive and included an opportunity for critical reflection, peer interaction and Q&A to help support the implementation journey so delegates maintain momentum around their Literacy priorities for the new academic year.


Coming Up in the Autumn 

The next programme is now available for Autum Term 2021 - Training and Retaining Great Teachers.

Find Out More Here