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.

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 The Open Mornings ( free of charge)- Click Here

Active English The Top Up Sessions- Click Here

Our training has been overwhelmingly positively received with the following comments made on our feedback forms:

“Informative and interesting and it gave us an excellent platform to develop our SPAG work.”

“A brilliant idea that has been clearly thought through.”

“I can’t wait to get started and see the impact with my own class!”

Please email admin@equatetsa.co.uk to book a place!

To read more about the research underpinning this- Click Here

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 doing through interacting with others, supports retention. Using images, actions and verbal reasoning the child’s learning develops using a spiral approach. The Active Number has proven impact within both the lead school and beyond and is also supported by the current EEF guidance reports for supporting mathematics in key stages two and three.

Active Number Open Mornings (Free of Charge) Click Here

Active Number Twilight- Click Here 

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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 Mornings- Click here

Please email admin@equatetsa.co.uk to book a place!