UKLA Manchester Regional Conference 2016

Inspiring writing in the primary school

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This event took place 9:30am - 1:15pm Saturday April 23rd, 2016
UKLA Manchester Regional Conference 2016

This timely and insightful UKLA regional conference explores innovative approaches for teaching and inspiring writing in the primary school. Practical and engaging workshops led by practising teachers will examine the teaching of writing from all angles, including what teachers need to know about spelling, using apps to inspire creative writing, developing writing in the early years and understanding the writing process from an EAL perspective. 

Keynote speaker David Reedy, immediate past president of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), will give a comprehensive insight into how to teach grammar successfully in context, including an overview of teaching strategies and presentation of successful case studies. 

Ian Bland (children’s performance poet) will end the conference with an energetic and powerful presentation of his unique methods for inspiring children to write and perform their own compositions. 

This UKLA conference has been organised collaboratively by the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University education faculties. Participation in this conference will enable delegates to: 

  • Examine how teaching grammar in context will improve children’s writing 
  • Explore innovative teaching methods to engage and inspire young writers 
  • Participate in practical, thought provoking workshops and keynotes 
  • Become imaginative and creative teachers of writing 
  • Gain new ideas for teaching writing in different curriculum subjects which can be adapted to suit any class

Target audience: trainee teachers, NQTs, RQTs, teachers, teaching assistants, SENCos, EAL teachers and coordinators, ASTs with an English or literacy specialism, English/literacy subject coordinators, FE/HE tutors and lecturers, literacy consultants and advisors. The conference focuses mainly on primary education, however secondary teachers with English, SEN or EAL specialisms will also find it useful.

If you have any queries, contact Brenda Eastwood at [email protected] or phone 0116 223 1664

Sorry, this conference is now fully booked.

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