INSET – Adopt | Adapt | Embed

Launching Literacy Tree


For schools new to Literacy Tree approach

The Launching Literacy Tree INSET day supports teachers with the pedagogies involved in planning using our book-based approach. The INSET takes staff through the Teach Through a Text approach exemplifying the Writing Roots from one of the Literacy Tree's high-quality texts, from making the thematic links and using the engaging starting points, through to examples of extended outcomes. During the INSET, consultants use shared and modelled writing to demonstrate and reinforce the application of grammar, spelling and literary language in writing throughout. We also explore how to adapt and personalise plans to best suit the needs of the class.

We share examples of schools and children’s work where the approach has been successful and there is an opportunity to look at the range of texts on offer and explore the suggested curriculum maps.

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Embedding Literacy Tree

One or half-day INSET

For schools who have recently adopted Literacy Tree as a whole-school approach or who need a refresher.

The Embedding Literacy Tree INSET day supports teachers with building on the book-based approach. The INSET looks specifically at opportunities to personalise the Writing Roots for support and challenge, whilst ensuring pitch and pace are still appropriate.

We bring books and resources used to exemplify according to the numbers agreed with the school.

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Launching Literary Leaves for Reading Comprehension

One or half-day INSET

For schools who want to develop effective whole-school provisions to support teaching comprehension

Our Launching Literary Leaves INSET demonstrates how to effectively use whole books and poems, rather than extracts, to structure engaging reading sessions that support children to become critical readers. Using a whole book or poem, we will model a sequence of reading, facilitating and exploring activities and key questioning that will support children to apply all the skills required in the National Curriculum and the content domains.

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Launching Spelling Seeds

Half-day INSET

Our Launching Spelling Seeds INSET supports teachers to plan spelling activities into their existing planning sequences by using it as a tool to discover and apply spelling rules whilst developing and building vocabulary. The training looks at the strategies children use to learn how to spell and identifies how to overcome some of the difficulties children have with spelling. Using the Spelling Seeds as a starting point, we explore how to use investigation-based activities to develop spelling and vocabulary skills within the context of high-quality children's literature. The training also looks closely at the programme of study from the English curriculum and covers the essential subject knowledge and progression of Appendix 1.

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Bespoke INSETS and Conferences

We are regularly asked to provide training, keynotes, conferences and workshops. As experienced providers, we devise a range of bespoke training that draws upon a wealth of research and experience. We pride ourselves on developing original resources to share with delegates and make our training as engaging as possible with many practical activities that can be taken straight back into the classroom.

Some of the training we have been bought in already for Trusts, Local Authorities and school groups is listed here:

  • English Subject Leader Network meetings
  • Teach through a text demonstrations
  • Planning for Greater Depth at KS1 and KS2
  • Planning for Poetry
  • Planning for Spelling
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Writing moderation
  • Reading comprehension project KS2
  • Developing Reading/Writing assessment materials

If you have an upcoming project or INSET day in mind, contact us at We love to chat about all things English (and books!) and strategies that have had a proven impact in other schools.


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