Evidence-based excellence: What works? Effectively implementing literacy in your school

Friday 9 February 2018, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield


Successful development of literacy skills provides not only academic success but fruitful careers and fulfilling lives. However, 17% of the North East population have the literacy skills at or below those expected of a 9 to 11-year-old, according to the 2011 Skills for Life Survey.

So how can schools implement literacy progammes that work?


Join SCHOOLS NorthEast, the Education Endowment Foundation, and Shotton Hall Research School as we bring together school leaders and practitioners from across the North East to discuss the specific challenges and barriers to literacy faced by our students. The conference will focus on what works, what doesn’t, and examples of good practice from across the North East schools community.


The conference will address:

• Speaking, listening and wider understanding
• Effective implementation of phonics programmes
• Structured interventions for struggling pupils
• Accurately assessing pupil needs
• Myth busting
• Effective CPD for implementing literacy


Aimed at ALL staff in school, this is for anyone interested in practice, impact, value for money, accountability, and research.  This event will be a celebration of educational success in the North East and beyond that will aim to enable colleagues to return to their schools with practical guidance on how to implement effective literacy strategies from Early Years to Key Stage 4.


There will be plenty of time to meet new colleagues and expand your personal network, along with engaging with a range of specially selected provider organisations within our Evidence Fair.


Primary:£60+VAt per delegate
Secondary: £80+VAT per delegate

Partner school discounts
Primary: £50 per delegate
Secondary: £70 per delegate

For information about sponsoring this event contact s.murray@schoolsnortheast.com

Book Now

To book your place, please email bookings@schoolsnortheast.com and specify the name, school, job role and contact email of each delegate.