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 Teacher Leadership Programme 2021-2022 PKC Literacy Leaders  COHORT Three

Using the Primary One Literacy Assessment Action Resource (POLAAR) in PKC

Target Audience: P1 Class Teacher (who have not attended previous POLAAR Training) and other practitioners working with P1 Learners


Explore the background, purpose and key features of POLAAR.  Consider the use of POLAAR in the current national and PKC context.  Engage in professional dialogue.  Share practice and relevant documents/resources to support literacy at classroom and individual child levels.

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Date and Time:  no new dates currently available


Presenters: Lesley Lennon and Pauline Linn - Education Support Officers, Perth and Kinross Council 


Outcomes: Greater awareness of the POLAAR staged intervention model to identify the most effective interventions at universal and targeted levels.  Increased confidence when identifying and assessing children who are most at risk of developing later difficulties with reading and writing. 

Early Reading Part 1

Target Audience: Early Years Practitioners in ELC settings and Primary 1 teachers new to Primary 1.


To develop practitioners knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching early reading, through purposeful activities which build on the way children develop and use literacy.

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Date and Time: no new dates currently available


Presenters: Pauline Linn and Wendy Baird


Outcomes:  Practitioners’ increased understanding of their role in the provision of focussed and universal interventions to support early reading.
Practitioners’ will be able to create high quality spaces and experiences, both indoors and outdoors that will support the development of early reading .

Early Reading Part 2

Target Audience: Early Years Practitioners and Teachers working in Primary 1 and 2.


Develop teacher confidence to balance play-based learning with the systematic development and learning of skills and techniques for reading.

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Date and Time: no new dates currently available


Presenters: Pauline Linn and Wendy Baird


Outcomes: Teachers and ELC practitioners will have an increased knowledge and understanding of their role in the teaching and the range of skills that children need to become successful and confident readers.

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Early Writing 

Target Audience: Early Years Practitioners and Primary 1 teachers 


Explore all the crucial developmental stages as children begin to write. Provide practical activities to support early writing.

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Date and Time:  no new dates currently available


Presenter: Pauline Linn and Wendy Baird 


Outcomes: Practitioners’ understanding of how to provide focussed interventions to support early writing will be extended. Practitioners’ will be able to create areas, both indoors and out that will support the development of writing skills.

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