EY Network – Developing Children’s Communication, Language and Literacy

(Early Years Leaders’ Network 2021-22)
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Developing Children’s Communication, Language and Literacy led by Charlotte Hacking – Centre of Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)

There is clear and consistent research evidence about the importance of vocabulary development for future literacy success, particularly when teaching students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are more likely to have a less extensive vocabulary. It is also clear from the research evidence that supporting children in the early years to develop the habits, skills and knowledge that enable them to develop as readers and read for pleasure has an impact on their vocabulary development – storytelling and shared reading activities have consistently been shown to improve children’s language comprehension skills.

This online session will explore how a broad, rich curriculum focussed around high-quality children’s literature can support the development of literacy and language in the early years and beyond to lead children into becoming competent, confident readers and writers in line with the expectations of the revised EYFS framework.

DATE: Tuesday 9th November 2021

TIME: 13:00-15:30

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.



Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Early Years Network have 1 FREE place on this online session. 

Costs will be incurred for additional places and for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk


Charlotte Hacking

Charlotte is an experienced teacher and senior leader having taught across the primary school age range before holding several posts including Assistant Headteacher and Leadership posts in Literacy, Early Years Foundation Stage, more able pupils and KS2. She was a literacy consultant within a Local Authority, focusing on Early Years, Phonics and Primary Literacy. She has written blogs and articles for a range of publications including Teach Primary and Books for Keeps. Charlotte joined the Helen Hamlyn Centre of Pedagogy as a member of the Practitioner Advisory Board.

She developed and leads the CLPE’s ground breaking Power of Pictures research, investigating the impact visual literacy and illustration can have on children’s reading and writing. Charlotte also led and developed the CLPE’s Power of Poetry research project, designed to highlight the importance of poetry as a vehicle for improving children’s engagement in and enjoyment of reading and creative writing in schools, as well as being on the judging panel for the CLPE poetry award, CLiPPA.

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