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EEF Secondary Literacy Programme

The role of implementation

EEF programme evaluations suggest that effective partnerships rely not only on the programme content, but on good implementation as well. To give this work the best chance of success, we are supporting the programme with Implementation Support webinars.

 

The aim of these is to help schools implement the programme with fidelity to the seven recommendations from the Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools guidance report.  Crucially, these webinars will support leaders and their implementation teams to help bring about the intended changes in practice.

What does the programme cost?

Because the programme is funded by OneCornwall, the EEF and Kingsbridge Research School, the cost of the training is just £60 per school. We recommend that at least two people per school attend.

Who is it for?

Because the programme entails strategic planning to put literacy on everyone’s agenda, it is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders responsible for curriculum and CPD – the people who are best placed to drive change across the school. For the three face-to-face training days, we understand that schools might wish to send literacy leads as well, and that is possible at no extra cost.

Programme structure at a glance

Launch event (online), Thursday 9th December, 10:00 – 12:00

 

For headteachers, MAT CEOs and Chairs of Governors

Because we know that implementation requires buy-in from senior leaders, this webinar is aimed at MAT CEOs, Chairs of Governors and Headteachers. The purpose of the launch event is to provide the rationale for the programme, give an overview of the evidence around literacy and an introduction to the implementation process.

 

 

Implementation webinar 1, Friday 14th January, 9:30 – 10:30

 

For headteachers and CPD leads

This webinar addresses the centrality of the implementation process and offers advice and support about how best to prepare for the programme. We will look at how to create implementation teams and the role they will play in programme delivery.

Day 1 Literacy training (face-to-face), Tues 18th Jan, 10:00 – 15:00

For headteachers and CPD leads and/or literacy leads

  • Exploring Recommendation 1: Prioritise disciplinary literacy across the curriculum
  • Exploring Recommendation 3: Develop students’ ability to read complex academic texts

Implementation webinar 2, Wednesday 9th February, 9:30 – 10:30

For headteachers and CPD leads

This webinar focuses on the ‘explore’ phase of the implementation process, helping leaders to prioritise possible actions from Day 1.

Day 2 Literacy training (face-to-face), Friday 4th March, 10:00 – 15:00

For headteachers and CPD leads and/or literacy leads

  • Exploring Recommendation 2: Provide targeted vocabulary instruction in every subject
  • Exploring Recommendation 4: Break down complex writing tasks 

Implementation webinar 3, Tuesday 22nd March, 9:30 – 10:30

For headteachers and CPD leads

This webinar focuses on the ‘Prepare’ phase of the implementation process, helping leaders prioritise actions from Day 2 and plan their approach to literacy.

Day 3 Literacy training (face-to-face), Friday 1st April, 10:00 – 15:00

For headteachers and CPD leads and/or literacy leads

Exploring Recommendation 6 and 7: The role of structured talk and high quality literacy interventions.

The ‘prepare’ and ‘deliver’ phases of the implementation process – putting together your literacy implementation plan.

Implementation webinar 4, Wednesday 6th April, 9:30 – 10:30

For headteachers and CPD leads

This webinar follows soon after Day 3 and focuses on the ‘sustain’ phase of the implementation process. It is also an opportunity to explore any further questions schools have.

 

To give you the opportunity to explore some programme content, and decide whether this is right for you and your school, we have linked below the following EEF Guidance reports;

 Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation

 Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools guidance

How do we sign up?

The course is a combination of online and face-to-face training. The online sections will be delivered via Zoom; the face-to-face training will be at St Austell Conference Centre, PL25 4FD.