LIVE ONLINE: The Essential Guide to Implementing and Embedding the LLC AoLE: What? When? Why? How? – 1/2 day course

Course date: 19th May 2022

This half day event will replace the original 3 day package,  it contains the most essential tips and advice for embracing the LLC AoLE.

Half Day Times: 9am to 12:30pm


Collective Learning Zoom meeting

The format of training session will be somewhat different as we will be ‘meeting’ live, but on screen. The training will be for a small group so that we can be interactive. The half day will be chunked into a series of bitesize pieces and will include tasks for reflection as well as discussion and collaboration.

£120.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: Headteachers, Primary Teachers, SMT
The Essential Guide to Implementing and Embedding the LLC AoLE course reflects on the following questions:
  • How can you deepen what you have already started?
  • How can you reflect on the steps you might have taken so far?
  • What might the pitfalls be, and how can we overcome them?
  • How do we embrace the creative philosophy whilst sustaining and developing standards?

Course Presenter: Helen Bowen

ENGLISH and LITERACY - Helen Bowen started teaching in 1994 and has 11 years’ experience as a Primary School Teacher in Bridgend. During this time, she was also a visiting lecturer at Bridgend College working with Learning Support Assistants. Advisory Experience: Helen Bowen was a member of the Newport Literacy Team for 9 years and for 3 years led on English and literacy in the region across primary and secondary schools. She was the regional representative to Welsh Government for the South East of Wales from 2010 to 2013 and was the System Leader with responsibility for English and Literacy in the EAS. Other Experience: An ESTYN Team Inspector, Helen Bowen has sat on a number of national advisory panels including National Drama and the Arts Review Panel, which reported to Welsh Government in the Summer of 2013. She has advised universities in Wales on developing literacy in Initial Teacher Training and was the Deputy Chief Examiner for KS2/3 Assessment from 2009 to 2012. Helen is an external consultant to Welsh Government, and has worked on a number of projects with them. This includes creating the National Literacy Framework representing South East Wales, writing the guidance for the revised English and Welsh PoS in 2015 and more recently creating two ‘mythbusting’ documents on the NLNF and the National Reading Tests. She is also the literacy consultant for the National Union of Teachers and has lead their annual ‘New and Young Teachers’ Conference’ across Wales with key notes and workshops on literacy. Philosophy: Supporting Schools, Securing Excellence, Helen believes that rich contexts for learning are key to the raising of standards and the development of literacy skills both within English and throughout the curriculum. She has used oracy and drama for many years to explore challenging subject matters and has worked with schools across Wales to explore how this can impact on the key literacy competencies of oracy, reading and writing. This includes using drama to explore philosophical concepts through ‘teacher in role’ and whole class engagement with complex scenarios. Helen is also the creator of ‘Reading Attack’ which is currently used by over 100 schools to develop pupil independence and reading stamina. Search for Courses

Course Location:

Collective Learning Zoom meeting Live Online Course - ZOOM Meeting

What Happens Next?
  • Please provide Collective Learning with the email address of the person who will be attending the training days.
  • Helen Bowen will send through a Zoom Meeting invite to the person who is attending so that they can join her live on the day.
  • The meeting room will only be available to those who have been sent the link and will be admitted to the room on the day.
  • For safety, the meeting room will then be ‘locked’ once the training has started, and no other participants will be able to enter.
  • All materials will be sent electronically to the attendee after the event.
NB: The attendee may choose to attend the training from their home base if this has been approved by the school.