Developing Academic Literacy in Your Students

Secondary & Upper KS2 Programme 2020

This programme aims to explore specific strategies which have been proven to raise proficiency in the use of academic language amongst learners and how to apply these strategies in order to raise attainment. It is specifically designed to help you support and further challenge students to:


  • extend academic vocabulary and communication skills
  • understand and interpret examination questions
  • explore and develop critical writing


All workshops will be held at George Spencer Academy and will last for 90 minutes.


Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Tuesday 25th February 2020


Tuesday 24th March 2020


Monday 27th April 2020



  • vocabulary size
  • communicative language
  • cause and effect
  • noun groups and clauses


  • verbs and tenses
  • lexical cohesion
  • modal verbs
  • nominalisation


  • graphic organisers
  • comparing and contrasting
  • interrogating texts using visuals
  • the language of exam questions



Who is this programme for?

  • Secondary and Upper KS2 Practitioners
  • School leaders wishing to implement the ideas across their setting



  • Free – George Spencer Teaching School Alliance members and Spencer Academies Trust and
  • £50 - for non-members for all three sessions.



Contact the Teaching School

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