CPD & Inset Training

CPD and Inset Training

Andrew Jennings from Vocabulary Ninja is now available for a wide variety of high impact, whole school CPD/INSET and training.

See below for more information and looking forward to seeing you all soon!

  1. Fill out the form opposite selecting which session and delivery type you would like.
  2. Someone from the team will be back in touch within 24 hours to discuss your booking requirements.
  3. Once you’re happy with the arrangements your booking will be confirmed and the dates reserved.

WHO IS VOCABULARY NINJA?

Andrew has been teaching in schools for 9 years and has been assistant headteacher for the last three years.

He has always been engaged in the design aspect of resources and systems and has developed high-impact arithmetic and reading systems for primary schools. Andrew launched Vocabulary Ninja in April 2017 to improve the levels of understanding and confidence of pupils as well as Key Stage 2 outcomes, and since then has gained thousands of followers from across the world for his work with vocabulary, and now reading.

Session Prices

All bookings include a year’s full school subscription to Vocabulary Ninja’s resource site with £1000’s worth of resources which are continually updated with new resources being added throughout the year

In-School Training

Full Day – £800
Half Day – £500
Twilight – £400
Pupil Vocabulary Days and Reading Days – £500

Vocabulary or Reading Retrieval and Skills training for teachers and/or pupils

Livestream Online Training

With COVID-19 presenting significant issues around in-school training we are happy to offer our livestream CPD training sessions – delivered using streaming software or in a livestream format to suit you.

Livestream Online Training. Vocabulary or Reading Retrieval and Skills training for teachers and/or pupils

Full Day. 9am to 3pm (12-1 Lunch) – £600
Half Day. up to 3 1/2 hr session – £400
Twilight. up to 2 1/2 hr session – £300

Speaking Events and webinars

Full Day – £500

If you would like Andrew to speak or appear at an event please use the form above.

***Book Now and Receive a FREE Vocabulary Ninja Whole School Resource Website Annual Subscription***

Testimonials

“This was an amazing twilight with lots of resources and fantastic ideas on how to implement them.”

Sophie Stone

“It was fantastic to have the opportunity to work with your staff and school/s discussing and sharing the importance of vocabulary within the modern curriculum.”

Shanade Sherratt

“Andrew’s knowledge of the subject and experience as a class teacher helped to set this in context. The amount and quality of resources supplied was great.”

GoldsmithC Woodmansterne Primary School

“The structure to the word of the day made it so much more purposeful than simply introducing a different word each day.”

Elizabeth Stretton

What does training include?

Example of a typical Vocab Ninja Training Session (full day)

Morning Session 1

Energetic introduction to Vocabulary Ninja and an introduction to why vocabulary should be considered integral to vibrant primary school curriculum, alluding to how vocabulary can be an unwitting barrier to learning.

Subjects covered include:

  • Changing Teacher Mindsets and Attitudes
  • Marginal Gains,
  • Micro-Ambitions,
  • Pupil Misconceptions
  • Staff Task 1
Morning Session 2

Subjects covered include:

  • Word of the Day – Covering all aspects of the word of the day. What, Why, how, where, when, what and who? – Example lesson and modelling.
  • Tiered Vocabulary, Research Based Practice and Dual Coding.
  • Interspaced Learning – Consistency Vs. Intensity Approach
  • Promotion of Pupil Independence in Writing
  • Staff Task 2 – Group Word of the Day Task
Afternoon Session 1
  • Super-Charging Displays and Classroom Environment.
  • Encountered vs. Taught Vocabulary – Approaches to Word Play and Vocabulary Games, Developing Schemata ‘Web of Understanding’
  • Vocabulary and the Wider Curriculum – Diving Deeper – Etymology and more.
  • Staff Task 3 – Classroom Audit for Vocabulary Effectiveness
Afternoon Session 2

Online Resource Platform Training, covering:

  • Topic vocabulary packs,
  • Vocabulary display packs,
  • Vocab Lab App,
  • Word of the Day App,
  • Vocabu-Library,
  • Vocabulary Laboratory,
  • SPaG Spotter resources.
  • Writing Teaching advice session with supporting SPaG resources and teaching training.
  • Staff Task 4 – Participate with Resource / Feedback and Planning Next Steps

Five Ninja Principles

Empowering Teachers

Vocabulary Ninja resources and training are primarily designed by a teacher for teachers, with the sole focus of supporting quality first teaching in every classroom.

Reducing Workload / Maximising Impact

Central to our values, is our mission to ensure teachers can focus on what’s important…teaching! With the peace of mind that Vocabulary Ninja provides everything that you need to deliver outstanding results.

Research Based Practice

Vocabulary Ninja is always abreast of the latest and best educational research, to ensure all resources are developed with research at the heart of our resources and systems.

Whole School System

Experienced SLT teams have help develop whole school resource systems for Vocabulary, SPaG, Spelling and Arithmetic to ensure consistency of approach across your whole school.

Curriculum and Ofsted

Vocabulary Ninja goes beyond words, and has developed effective resources to develop your pupils’ schemata of knowledge through word games, enthralling etymology and whole school foundation subject resources. Putting vocabulary at the heart of your curriculum.

PUPILS LOVE VOCABULARY NINJA

All resources are developed with accessibility and pupil engagement the very heart of it all! The added bonus for teachers, is that this engagement only helps to multiply the impact on learning within the classroom!

Covid 19 Cancellation Policy

N LIGHT OF COVID-19, YOU CAN MAKE A NO OBLIGATION BOOKING FOR THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR AND CANCEL ANY TIME AND FREE OF CHARGE IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE, OR FOR WHATEVER REASON THE EVENT CAN’T GO AHEAD.

VOCABULARY NINJA IS VERY AWARE THAT THE COMING YEAR IS ONE THAT EVERYONE IS UNSURE ABOUT, BUT THAT SCHOOLS WILL WANT TO MAKE THE BEST PROVISIONS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT YOU CAN MAKE A NO OBLIGATION BOOKING FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR NOW, AND IF THINGS ARE STILL NOT POSSIBLE TO PROCEED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 – WE WILL CANCEL – NO FUSS – NO PROBLEM! 🙂

Vocabulary Ninja Teaching Resources

Since the success of Vocabulary Ninja, Andrew has had 12 more books published on the specific area of reading retrieval within reading comprehension. Unsurprisingly, all 12books have been massive hits and quickly become best-sellers in their own rights!

Andrew is available to work directly with schools or pupils to deliver training on the various strategies covered in each of the books, to develop a clear system for reading retrieval in school.

Covering skimming and scanning, reading strategies including understanding key words, how to efficiently highlight information during a pre-read and strategies to support the effective retrieval of information from a text.

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