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Word Power Vocabulary - Kelly Ashley - Tuesday 29th January 9.15am - 3.30pm

Word Power

Powerful Vocabulary Instruction

Kelly Ashley

Tuesday 29th January 2019

9.15am – 3.30pm

Aimed at Primary phase Teachers and English Leads.


WORD POWER is a CPD programme designed to boost vocabulary instruction by developing teachers’ and pupils’ awareness of the power of words; practical, evidence-based strategies for amplifying word-learning in the primary classroom and helping pupils to notice and investigate language within a word-rich environment, through direct instruction of word learning strategies.


The programme of CPD is structured around the following ‘big ideas’:

  • The vocabulary challenge in primary – What does the research say works well?

  • Strategies for creating a language-rich environment – What ‘implicit’ messages are we sending about the importance of the words around us?

  • Investigating the ‘Power Up’ strategies for direct instruction – How can I view words using different ‘lenses’ to help power up knowledge when reading and writing?

  • Integrating vocabulary learning into the daily routine – How does it all fit?


Kelly Ashley (Twitter - @kashleyenglish) has nearly 20 years of experience in education, enjoying teaching, leadership, research and advisory roles in both England and America. As an independent education consultant https://kellyashleyconsultancy.wordpress.com/ , she offers evidence-based primary English professional development and support for schools. Kelly has delivered her #WordPower CPD programme to a multitude of schools across the country.


Cost: £125 per delegate.

Refreshments, including a buffet lunch, will be provided.


To book please contact Richard Hunter on:

01939 232292