The Active Programmes

The Active Approaches are a whole-school method of the teaching and learning of different elements of the primary curriculum, namely grammar (Active English), arithmetic and number (Active Number) and spelling (Active Spelling).

It is proven that learning gained through interacting with others, supports retention.Using images, actions and verbal reasoning the child’s learning develops using a spiral approach. Mnemonics, intended to assist the memory, help to develop “mastery”, providing a deepened understanding of the curriculum area. The Active Approaches are school led initiatives which have all be developed by teachers within schools and have had proven impact within both the L.E.A.D. schools and beyond. Moreover, research has been used at every development stage of the programmes and each approach remains aligned with the latest research including the current EEF guidance reports and educational recommendations. The approach is embedded in over 60 schools across the region and beyond with many of our schools sharing fantastic results and data with us thus demonstrating the impact it can have across a range of settings.

Open Mornings

Open mornings will be taking place during 2021-22 so that schools may find out more about these approaches. These are FREE to schools, currently not using the approaches.

Twilight Top-up Training

If you have members of staff who are new to any of the Active Programmes, staff that need a refresher or have moved year group, then top up training is available at a cost of £50.

NEW Networks for 2021-22

This year we will be hosting our first ever Active Networks. Please see under each area for further details and dates.

 

 

Active English

Active English is a whole-school support package for the teaching of grammar, writing and punctuation. It is largely aimed at years 1 to 4, but the elements can be used flexibly across all year groups to meet the needs of pupils. What is important, is that there is a whole-school approach, with all teachers and teaching assistants being supported to implement the programme consistently across the school. It uses the principles of mnemonics to embed learning in an active and engaging way, providing pupils with a deeper grasp of language that serves as a foundation for their future.

The whole-school cost for the training package, as either an INSET day or as two twilights are from £1, 800.

Active English Open Morning

If you are not currently using the Active English approach, and want to find out more about the programme, please book onto one of the FREE online Active Open Morning Sessions.

Please email admin@leadtsa.co.uk to book a place on the Active English Open Morning

Active English Top-Up training

Active English Twilight Top-Up Training is for Active English Schools who may have employed one or two new members of staff since they have had the whole school training or returning members of staff who need refreshing on the programme.

What is important, is that there is a whole-school approach, with all teachers and teaching assistants being supported to implement the programme consistently across the school.

Top-up training can be delivered as part of a personalised staff training twilight to schools who wish to retrain a large number of staff. Price dependent on the details of the training required.

Please click here to book a place on the Top -Up Training

New Online FREE Active English Network – Monday 20th September 2021, 4 – 5 pm 

Within this session we will :
  • Share the current and updated research into the teaching of grammar,
  • Share any minor amendments made to the programme or supporting materials,
  • Share exciting developments that are currently being explored and trialled with regard to Active English,
  • Share success stories and good practice from a selection of our Active English schools,
  • Network with other Active English schools,
  • Have the opportunity for questions and answers.

To book your places on the Network Meeting or if you have any further questions, please email sophiec@equatetsa.co.uk 

To read more about the research underpinning this- Click Here

For schools who have purchased Active English,  we have attached a few additional aspects to share with you. Please click the image to open the sample.

 

Active English Case Study: Welton St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy

Welton St Marys are responding to the challenge of remote learning using the LEAD Equate Active English Programme.
After the previous lockdown, like many schools,  staff at Welton St Marys were aware of the impact the lockdown had had on children’s writing. In order to address this and to ensure that the teaching and learning of reading and writing continued through the current lockdown teachers decided to make full use of the systems and processes that the children were already familiar with.
The Active English Programme is used in Welton St Marys at the start of each English lesson. The programme serves to accelerate the teaching and learning of grammar and support children with the use and application of grammar in their own writing. The use of mnemonics gives children a visual hook for their learning; it is fast paced and promotes a high level of engagement and enjoyment. As the programme provides a common language that is understood and consistent across the whole school it is well suited for remote teaching both using a synchronous and asynchronous approach. Using a consistent format to the layout and structure to the slides that are shared with the children those that are working from home experience a lesson similar to the one they would have accessed in school, therefore supporting engagement, motivation and providing the security some children need when seeing something that is familiar to them.
Watch the clips to see how well suited the Active English Programme is to teaching and learning remotely.

Thank you to the staff and children at Welton St Marys for your ongoing work and commitment to supporting the wider sector by sharing this with us! 

Active Number

Active Number is a whole-school approach to the teaching and understanding of number and operations to primary aged pupils. It uses the principles of mnemonics, intended to assist the memory, to develop “mastery”, providing a deepened understanding of number and calculation using the four operations.

It is proven that learning gained by interacting with others, support retention. Using images, actions and verbal reasoning the child’s learning develops using a spiral approach. Active Number has proven impact within both the lead school and beyond and is also supported by the current EEF guidance reports.

Active Number Open Morning
                                                       

Please email admin@leadtsa.co.uk to book a place on the Active Number Open morning

Active Number Top-Up Training   

Active Number Twilight Top-Up Training is for Active Number Schools who may have employed one or two new members of staff since they have had the whole school Training or returning members of staff who need refreshing on the programme.

What is important, is that there is a whole-school approach, with all teachers and teaching assistants being supported to implement the programme consistently across the school.

Top-up training can be delivered as part of a personalised staff training twilight to schools who wish to retrain a large number of staff. Price dependent on the details of the training required.

Please click here to book a place on the Top-Up Training

New FREE Online Active Number Network – Monday 27th September 2021, 4 -5 pm

Within this session we will :
  • Share the current and updated research into the teaching of mental arithmetic and the introduction of the multiplication assessments,
  • Share any minor amendments made to the programme or supporting materials,
  • Share success stories and good practice from a selection of our Active Number schools,
  • Network with other Active Number schools,
  • Have the opportunity for questions and answers.

To book your places on the Network Meeting or if you have any further questions, please email sophiec@equatetsa.co.uk 

Active Spelling

Need a solution to developing Spelling in your setting? 

Much like the already well established Active English and Active Number approaches, Active Spelling embeds learning in an active and engaging way, providing pupils with a deeper grasp of spelling and vocabulary that serves as a foundation for their future. This has been thoroughly designed and is underpinned by research with a significant impact upon the outcomes in Spelling ages so far. This provides approaches to the implementation of spelling across the School and the deep rooted understanding of how to ensure that progress is made in this area of the curriculum.

Active Spelling Open Morning

If you are not currently using the Active English approach, and want to find out more about the programme, please book onto one of the FREE online Active Open Morning Sessions.

Please email admin@equatetshub.co.uk to book a place on an Open Morning

Active Spelling Top-Up Training   

Active Spelling Twilight Top-Up Training is for Active Spelling Schools who may have employed one or two new members of staff since they have had the whole school Training or returning members of staff who need refreshing on the programme.

What is important, is that there is a whole-school approach, with all teachers and teaching assistants being supported to implement the programme consistently across the school.

Top-up training can be delivered as part of a personalised staff training twilight to schools who wish to retrain a large number of staff. Price dependent on the details of the training required.

Please click here to book your place on the Top-Up Training

New Free Online Active Spelling Network – 4th October 2021, 4 – 5 pm

Within this session we will :
  • Share the current and updated research into the teaching of spelling,
  • Share any minor amendments made to the programme or supporting materials,
  • Share exciting developments that are currently being explored and trialled with regard to Active Spelling,
  • Share success stories and good practice from a selection of our Active Spelling schools,
  • Network with other Active Spelling schools,
  • Have the opportunity for questions and answers.
To book your places on the Network Meeting or if you have any further questions, please email sophiec@equatetsa.co.uk 

 

Active Programmes, conducted remotely to support your staff and parents – Examples of lessons

Active English

Active Number

Active English Remote Teaching Active Number Remote Teaching
Active English Child Learning Active Number Child Learning