This handbook has been specially written for primary teachers who have responsibility for coordinating English at Key Stage 1. It goes step by step through every stage of coordinating English in primary schools and provides valuable information for teachers who are new to being a subject leader, as well as those with more experience. Full of accessible advice and suggestions for improving practice, the handbook shows how a coordinator can create policies and links that work, exploit resources to the best effect, and develop the knowledge and expertise that will raise school standards.

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Part one: The role of the English coordinator at Key Stage 1

chapter 1|3 pages

What is the role of the coordinator?

chapter 2|49 pages

Being a coordinator

chapter 3|9 pages

Strategies for staff development

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Part two: What you need to know about English and literacy at Key Stage 1

chapter 4|25 pages

Establishing basic beliefs about literacy

chapter 5|12 pages

Reinforcing practice

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Part three: Developing and maintaining a policy for English at Key Stage 1

chapter 6|17 pages

Producing a policy document

chapter 7|12 pages


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Part four: Monitoring for quality

chapter 8|10 pages


chapter 9|9 pages

Baseline assessment

chapter 10|24 pages

Evidence of achievement at Key Stage 1

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Part five: Resources for learning

chapter 11|8 pages

Managing resources and facilities