Welcome to our new sibling: Inclusive Learning Extra

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In the autumn of 2017 we launched a new service called Inclusive Learning Extra, which brings you a variety of training courses to support CPD for primary school teachers, senior leaders and support staff.

Our aim is to bring you courses delivered by skilled professionals who we've selected for being specialists in their topic. Consultants and Trainers who have an excellent track record of delivering high quality courses. Most are ex-school teachers themselves so completely understand the complexities of the curriculum and delivering effective teaching to a mixed range of abilities, and how to achieve the best results. 

Here is what we have planned so far.  Each course will have a session in Cumbria and one in Lancashire.

  • Full Day courses are £170 per place, they run from 9.30-3.30 and include lunch and refreshments.
  • Half Day courses are £80 per place, price includes refreshments (no lunch though).


 Learning How to Teach Handwriting

Venues and Dates

  • Is poor handwriting hindering your pupils' writing outcomes?

  • Has the teaching of handwriting in your school been neglected recently?

  • Come on this course and clarify your understanding of how to improve this basic skill.

This course will cover

  • Mark making development
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Outcomes at Early Learning Goals
  • KS1 Teaching – L and S model
  • Full cursive or not?
  • The importance of consistency.   

 Who is this course for?

  • This practical and thought provoking course will be of interest to English subject leaders and staff with an interest in or responsibility for the teaching of handwriting throughout the school.


ILX03A:  morning 9.30 - 12.00  

  • Wednesday 17 January 2018

ILX02B:   afternoon 1.30 -4.00

  • Thursday 22 February 2018


£80 per place (half day course, including refreshments and lunch)


Click here to download the Flier and Booking Form



 Reading for Pleasure by Developing your Library

Venues and Dates

  • We all know that Reading for Pleasure is important for its own sake and to raise standards in reading and to improve writing

  • We know OFSTED will be looking at it when they visit. 

  • The issue is HOW to develop it across the school – for ALL children.


This course brings together the curriculum knowledge and experience of Helen Atkinson; former Teacher Adviser for Literacy with Lancashire County Council; with the knowledge practical skills and sizzling enthusiasm of Tracey Needham.  Tracey is an Honours List Librarian of the Year, HTLA, and has transformed the library and reading experience of children at Sacred Heart Primary School in Barrow.

Included in this course:

  • Templates for Library Policy and Reading for Pleasure Policy.
  • Templates to support a range of monitoring activities.    

Who is this course for?

  • This practical and thought provoking course will be of interest to English subject leaders, Headteachers and senior staff with an interest in or responsibility for the library or reading.

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest in this training course.

We intend to offer this training in Penrith and Garstang in Spring 2018.

Full Day Course - cost £170 per place


It is also available for whole school INSET.

This course is also available for local cluster groups

Price negotiatble for INSET or Local Cluster - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly for further information

Click here to download the Expressions of Interest Form for this training