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Opening Doors to Ambitious Primary English

Tuesday 18th June | Red Kite Learning Trust Office

Bob Cox, author of the 'Opening Doors' series of books will be joining us at Red Kite Alliance to deliver an inspiring workshop on creating an ambitious English curriculum for all pupils.

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Bob Cox

Bob Cox, a teacher for 23 years, has presented ideas about high pitch learning and English at regional, national and international conferences for some time. He is the award-winning author of the ‘Opening Doors’ series of books, used in thousands of schools. The books and Bob’s associated training has acted as a key stimulus to the growth of exciting English across the UK via a network of schools, all of which showcase the classroom impact of ambitious approaches, especially inspired improvements in writing. Bob’s work explores equity and excellence for all and how a challenging curriculum can be accessed and enjoyed by every pupil through key stages 1,2 and 3. It’s very much adaptive learning. This year, Bob has been accepted to speak at the World Summit, Education Festival and UKLA International Conference but he is just as happy working with individual schools and clusters. 


Time Workshop
9:00 Arrival and Registration

Doors ajar or doors opening? Routes to ambitious English: equity and excellence 

Principles explored: use of concepts; pitch high but include all 

Strategies explored: taster drafts; radial question layouts; the zoom in effect; learning unlocking knowledge 

11:00 Break

Walk through a case study: applying and reflecting 

Next steps: links and reading 

12:15 Lunch

Suitable for

This course is only open to Red Kite Alliance schools.

This course is suitable for both Primary and Secondary English colleagues, as this also includes KS3.


£45 per delegate (price includes the half day course and lunch)

Delegates will also be able to access a 50% discount on a selection of the 'Opening Doors' series of books.

To sign up

To sign up click here

Red Kite Education

Red Kite Alliance is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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