FOR SCHOOLS, ADULTS CENTRES AND BUSINESSES
SECONDARY SCHOOLS ~ "Excellent, well paced, fun and informative."
SPECIAL SCHOOLS ~ "Very enjoyable, lots of fun and very helpful."
ADULT CENTRES ~ "Interesting and entertaining. Excellent resources."
S-97: The 'Course Resource Pack' for 1- and 2-Day Workshops and In-House Training
Guidance Notes for using the resources and sheets (Photocopiable A4 sheet, 1 side)
You Tube Video: English Spelling Chart Pack 1-Day Workshop: Primary, Wales (6 mins)
Note for Presenters of 1- and 2-Day Workshops and In-House Training:
Adjust the timing of the individual workshop sessions to enable everyone
to perform all the listed activities (in part or in full) so that they gain a good
understanding of what it is like, in terms of both time and effort, to use the
resources as a learner in a group or class (including working with different partners).
USUAL UK TIMES: 4 SESSIONS OF 75 MINUTES (0900-1530)
MORNING - Session 1: 0900-1015, Break: 10:15-1045, Session 2: 1045-1200.
LUNCH BREAK: 1200-1245.
AFTERNOON - Session 3: 1245-1400, Break: 1400-1415, Session 4: 1415-1530.
Throughout the workshop, the focus is very much on
'pointing accurately and speaking clearly'.
THE COST FOR OPEN AND CLOSED WORKSHOPS
1. TYPICAL WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS
"The progress made by the children in 1½ hours was astonishing! It was all so interactive! I only wish that every teacher in my school had seen this demo lesson!
12 APRIL 2017: THRASS DEMONSTRATION LESSON, BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
"THRASS is an excellent learning tool for teachers, students - and parents! This workshop gave a whole new perspective on the way spelling is taught traditionally. It is definitely more logical, comprehensive and unique and high in value. The program and resources are very user-friendly!"
10-11 APRIL 2017: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
[12 x 50-min demo lessons in KS1.] "A massive thank you for the last 3 days. What we all saw will become embedded in our already good practice to make it even better!"
24-26 JAN 2017, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART DEMOS & STAFF MEETING, LUTON
"Thanks for the 12 x 1-hour demo lessons in KS2. They were very motivating and engaging."
"In the demo lessons, the children really enjoyed using the new resources."
3 OCT 2016, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART DEMOS & STAFF MEETING, LUTON
"Lots of fantastic resources and ideas. A new way to approach spelling, using a logical systematic scheme."
"Excellent! I learnt loads and had lots of fun."
"An invaluable training day. Lots of new ideas to try."
2 SEPT 2016, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, ESSEX
"Lots of new ideas and strategies. Very engaging."
2 SEPT 2016, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, LUTON
"Enlightening. Informative. Jam-packed. Entertaining."
"I couldn't believe how well the Y2 and Y6 children did in the demo lessons! Wow!"
11 FEB 2016, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, HEREFORDSHIRE
"All the activities, especially on syllables and rhymes, were fun and really useful."
22 JAN 2016, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, HEREFORDSHIRE
"What a great day! All teachers should attend this course."
21 JAN 2016, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, HEREFORDSHIRE
23 NOV 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, SOMERSET
"Excellent, really helpful and made everything become so clear."
"I love that the training was relevant to all years and ages throughout KS1 and KS2."
2 NOV 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, BRIGHTON
"A very informative and useful delivery of how to use THRASS in our school."
23 OCT 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, SUFFOLK
"Very informative. Plenty of good ideas/strategies to use in the classroom!"
30 SEPT 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, LUTON
"Really impressive demonstration with Y3. Program makes sense. I learnt a lot!"
30 SEPT 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART DEMO & WORKSHOP, MILTON KEYNES
Y2 Demo: "Brilliant to see this THRASS lesson! Children were very engaged."
Y3/4 Demo: "Amazing to see the children’s progress. Wonderful delivery."
Y5/6 Demo: "Fabulous! Lots of great ideas for KS2!"
29 SEPT 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART DEMO DAY, HEREFORDSHIRE
"Really helpful and refreshing course for teaching phonics. Great resources."
28 SEPT 2015, ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, HEREFORDSHIRE
“It was a superb educational and fun session throughout the day.”
24 SEPT 2015: ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, ETHIOPIA
“I was thinking that I know the English Language well but I learnt that I knew nothing!
My country needs this!”
23 SEPT 2015: ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, ETHIOPIA
"A very enjoyable, fun and informative day. Endless different ideas for all children."
07 SEPT 2015: ENGLISH SPELLING CHART WORKSHOP, ESSEX
(Speech Language Impairment focus)
"Very informative with lots of helpful learning aids making THRASS easy to follow."
"A thoroughly enjoyable course which has given structure to the teaching of THRASS for those familiar with the technique and an excellent foundation for staff new to THRASS. The CD is an excellent resource to guide teachers in their delivery and it will be a huge asset for new staff."
"Excellent resources. Brilliant ideas to use in school."
"Interactive and good fun. Clear and easy to follow."
"An interesting refresher including new fresh ideas, which will improve my practice and subject knowledge."
13 APRIL 2015: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, LUTON (Morning - Teachers)
"Excellent. Really interesting and extremely well delivered. Informative and enjoyable."
"Excellent ideas for using the resources with the children. Can’t wait to start the challenges!"
11 NOV 2014: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (Twilight Session)
"Really enjoyed both days and feel a lot more confident with THRASS. Lots of great activities."
"Interesting way to learn spellings....as someone that struggles it was nice to see a new way of approaching it. The resources are well thought out."
"Fantastic programme. Thoroughly enjoyed it and l learnt a lot."
01-02 OCT 2014: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, MILTON KEYNES
"Very engaging throughout. Clearly thought out guidance. Excellent resources."
30 SEPT 2014: SKILLS DRILL HALF-DAY WORKSHOP, LUTON
"Excellent, very informative, fun course. Lots to take in and to think about – fun ideas."
"A great course that continues to get better and keeps making sense."
"Excellent training, interesting and interactive." 21 JULY 2014: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, STOKE-ON-TRENT
"A thoroughly thought-provoking, rich, enjoyable, exciting and worthwhile experience." 9-10 JULY 2014: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
“Thrilling, enriching experience. I am ready to start going with a bang!”
“Awesome. It was interactive, lively, entertaining and enlightening.”
9-10 JUNE 2014: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA
“Fantastic course, and superb resources.”
6-7 JUNE 2014: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA
"New resources are great and the training for both teachers and assistants
will ensure a whole school approach, with excellent resources and skilled staff."
"The resources were amazing! Highly informative and incredibly useful day."
06 JAN 2014: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, ESSEX
"Lots of interesting and engaging strategies to use with the children. Resources top quality."
28 OCT 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, NE LINCOLNSHIRE
"Without doubt the most enjoyable training course I have attended."
24 OCT 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, DERBYSHIRE (KS3 focus)
"Very interesting. Learnt a lot of new ideas. Presented clearly. Fun."
17 OCT 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, BRIGHTON & HOVE
"Great - it all makes sense now. I wish I had this knowledge when I was younger."
02-03 OCT 2013: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, MILTON KEYNES
"Thoroughly enjoyed it and have learnt so much."
01 OCT 2013: SKILLS DRILL HALF-DAY WORKSHOP, LUTON
"Excellent, well paced, fun and informative."
03 SEPT 2013: SKILLS DRILL HALF-DAY WORKSHOP, KENT (KS3 focus)
"Enjoyable as well as very informative."
02 SEPT 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, ESSEX
"Very enjoyable, lots of fun and very helpful."
02 SEPT 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
(Severe or Complex Communication Difficulties or Asperger’s Syndrome),
"A very practical and informative day; interesting and entertaining. Excellent resources."
19 JULY 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, DERBY (Adult focus)
"Brilliant course. A revolutionary system that should be adopted worldwide."
10 JULY 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, ESSEX (KS3 focus)
"All teachers must do this course not just Foundation Phase student teachers!"
10-11 JUNE 2013: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, JOBURG, SA
(Student Teacher focus)
"Entertaining and inspirational. I have a better understanding of phonics and
I am more confident to teach phonics the correct way! A fantastic course."
7-8 JUNE 2013: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, JOBURG, SA (NAPTOSA focus)
"Well structured and great use of visuals, interactive resources and activities."
24 APRIL 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, LONDON, (KS3 focus)
"Excellent, mind-blowing, an amazing teaching tool."
15 APRIL 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, OXFORDSHIRE
"The suggestions for activities to use with the children were great
and it was beneficial to work through these to have experiences of them."
08 APRIL 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES
“An excellent way to teach spelling to our children."
07 JAN 2013: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, WEST YORKSHIRE
“Engaging, entertaining, demystifying, practical and stimulating."
19 NOV 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, SUFFOLK
“Lots of ideas for whole school focus (including SEN)."
14 NOV 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, CUMBRIA (KS3 focus)
“Fantastic course, engaging and extremely useful."
5 NOV 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, WALES
“Course excellent. All made sense. Good practical resources used."
26 OCT 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, STOKE-ON-TRENT
“A super day full of fun, ideas, sharing, questioning and understanding.”
19 OCT 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, CHESHIRE
“I have left with armfuls of knowledge!”
1-2 OCT 2012: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, RHONDDA, WALES
“Fantastic to see the children do so well – proof it does work!”
28 SEPT 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, GWYNEDD, WALES
“Fantastic. Phonics finally makes sense!”
25-26 SEPT 2012: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, MILTON KEYNES
"Finally, I know how to help KS3 students improve their literacy!"
25-26 SEPT 2012: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, MILTON KEYNES
“Excellent. Extremely enjoyable and really useful.”
6-7 SEPT 2012: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, BIRMINGHAM
“Memorable, inspirational, thought-provoking – and great fun!”
4-5 SEPT 2012: THRASS ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE, BRIGHTON
“A fun and inspiring day, extremely well-delivered.”
3 SEPT 2012: SKILLS DRILL WORKSHOP, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES
In addition to the costs above, you will need to allow for Travel Expenses (charged at 45p per mile + VAT), for a round trip from Chester, Cheshire, to your school/venue. We do not charge for the overnight accommodation.
Each delegate receives an S-97 'Course Resource Pack' (Book, Chart, CD, Handbook, Wallet).
OPEN OR CLOSED WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS
Some schools choose to host a workshop and open it to visiting delegates. For this option we offer the host school a £40 reduction in the overall cost for each external delegate (each pays £120 + VAT). All the paperwork for external delegates is handled by THRASS UK. A ‘good’ date is needed for this option, avoiding holiday dates in neighbouring Local Authorities. The host school provides the refreshments and lunch for visiting delegates and the presenter. We can provide costs for numbers larger than 50 (at a reduced rate per delegate), for large schools or clusters. Schools that are happy to include visitors are 'Open Workshops'. 'Closed Workshops' are usually for staff from individual schools or clusters of schools.
To book or enquire about a 1-Day workshop, 2-day 'THRASS Accredited Certificate' workshop or other forthcoming Open Workshop dates, please email Hilary Davies
VERY USEFUL MEMORY AIDS
“I think that the THRASS spelling choices charts would be very useful
mnemonics [memory aids] for children to refer to when they are unsure
of the letters needed to produce all the 44 sounds in the English language.”
Professor Bevé Hornsby, The Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre,
London, England, 27 March 2000