Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @EmpathyLabUK: We are so proud to share the #EmpathyDay 2021 Family Activities Pack -from #EmpathyWalks to Book Characters On Holiday, y…1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe have loved receiving your entries for the latest OBBC Competition and hearing about everything you have done in school with your Year 3 pupils. These fabulous displays have been shared from Herrick Primary School - @EmerStamp @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/Ns9rPbVbhP2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @InglehurstJun: Look at Year 3 reading with enjoyment! We have loved taking part in 'Our Brilliant Book' organised by Whatever It Takes…2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it Takes@InglehurstJun @ZannaDavidson We can't wait to judge all the entries.2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @InglehurstJun: Gemini in Year 3 created their own monsters for 'Our Brilliant book' competition. Here are a few of their beastly entrie…2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesDo you have a favourite from the Our Best Picture Book list? We are looking forward to announcing the winner in June as decided by Year 2 pupils, parents and staff from Leicester schools @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/IrZA1VYx3e3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAnd the last book being enjoyed by Year 2 in Leicester is: Ready, Rabbit? by @feebleskaya, published by @HachetteKids @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/dlxKdNscQc3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAnother book to amuse Year 2 in Leicester is: Elephant in my Kitchen by @smritiPH, illustrated by @EllaOkstad, published by @FarshoreBooks @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/1P08lAgP2W3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAn absolute hilarious read for Year 2 in Leicester is: The Diddle that Dummed by Kes Gray, illustrated by @fredblunt, published by @HachetteKids @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/HL8vDPrPH43 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAnother fabulous book being enjoyed by Year 2 in Leicester is: Sneaky Beak by @TraceyCorderoy, illustrated by @Toneynealart, published by @LittleTigerUK @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/5k7TgfxExT3 weeks ago

KTC Leicester

The KTC (Knowledge Transfer Centre) is a programme focusing on quality first teaching of phonics, early reading and early writing. This effective approach is now in its seventh year working with Leicester primary schools. The successes of the method lie in the quality of training and the bespoke support that subsequently takes place in schools to allow school leaders to implement the core principles in their own setting. The method is plainly one of input, model and monitor. The schools that have been most successful in the approach are those who involve as many staff as possible with the training to ensure consistency of message and those that as a result, fully engage with school visits and gap tasks.

Training is delivered by an independent teaching and learning consultant, Ann Smalberger. Ann has a wealth of over 30 years of experience and knowledge in teaching reading and writing and specialising in early literacy. Bespoke support visits are carried out by Ann and a team of lead KTC teachers from within the city.

Training sessions include:

  • Phonics Phases 1-5
  • Assessment of Phonics
  • Shared and Guided Reading
  • Shared and Guided Writing
  • Sight Words
  • Early Words
  • Phonic intervention

The programme (including access to resources and videos) is provided free of charge to all Leicester maintained schools as part of the Closing the Gap strategy. Academies can purchase access to the programme individually or as a MAT.

The programme is managed and co-ordinated by the SDSA. Please direct queries to nicola.gale@sdsa.net

NB: The resources page below can be accessed by password for member schools only.