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Spelling SOS Key Stage 2 Project

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Ruth Goodman / Michelle Nicholson
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / INCos/ SENCos / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
The 2014 National Curriculum catapulted spelling at KS2 into the limelight, and the KS2 assessment framework documents have further intensified the focus on spelling over the last four years. With this in mind, schools have been grappling with – and will need to consider further – how to equip their pupils for this increased challenge, so that they are able to meet the expected standard at the end of KS2 with confidence.

This project has been designed to offer strategies that will have a swift and powerful impact on pupils’ spelling achievement. Following successful implementation of the project, the pupils will be on an improved trajectory towards EXS at the end of KS2; have a more positive relationship with spelling; be more enthusiastic, confident spellers with an increased understanding and knowledge of the spelling system.

The project will focus predominantly on the need to improve pupils’ current individual spelling errors and misconceptions. Accurate spelling is a key component of writing fluently; enabling pupils’ cognitive resources to be freed from focusing on spelling means it can then be redirected towards writing composition. Following this event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser week commencing 7th October 2019.

For more information please follow the link below:
Spelling SOS KS2 Project

For all schools outside of Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
The aims of the project are to:

  • improve the standards in spelling for a group of target pupils

  • enable pupils to have a more positive relationship with spelling

  • develop memory strategies to support pupils in storing their learning in their long-term memory, and accessing and applying this learning in independent writing

  • develop teachers’ subject knowledge in order for them to be able to identify pupils’ misconceptions accurately, and prioritise key learning areas for individuals

  • support teachers to implement and manage a whole-class teaching sequence that meets the varying needs of individuals

Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 12 September 2019
End Date
Monday 16 December 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday 11 September 2019
09:00 - 16:00
Maximum Places
Maximum places per establishment
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