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    Back on Track: English supports English Subject Leaders and teachers to deliver an effective English curriculum upon wider school opening, ensuring that key skills are prioritised and taught within rich and engaging contexts. 

    The full programme is designed to be delivered in Years 1 - 6 over 23 weeks. Each year group has a Progress Pathway document which outlines their suggested journey through the resources.

    We are presently, as a school, working our way through Back on Track for English for years 1- 6. Every class teacher has been really pleased with the texts, the planning and the progress they are seeing in the children's writing is fabulous.

    Michelle Boylan, Deputy Head/English lead, Panshanger Primary, Welwyn Garden City.

    The Back on Track: English comprises the following key elements:

    • Year group planning resources:
      • Year group training CPD - individual sessions for each of years 1-6
      • Six teaching plans for each year group 1-6 
    • Three Whole School Explore and Engage units
    • Stranded Writing Priority documents with links to support remote learning
    • Re-prioritised Spelling Programme
    • Subject knowledge CPD:
      • Back on Track: Phonics Phase 2 - 4
      • Back on Track: Sentence Structure
    • Leadership CPD - to support English Subject Leaders with monitoring and implementation

    Getting Back on Track

    Within the package there is an option of a condensed pathway covering only 14 weeks. This has been specially designed for schools looking to use the resources and complete the programme during the summer term to help prepare pupils for the move up to their next year group in September.

    Subject knowledge CPD

    Schools can purchase the subject knowledge CPD separately from the Back on Track full programme:

    See separate pages for details.

    Further information about Back on Track: English


    1. Year 2 Focused English Plan  - 3 (367kb/pdf)
    2. Year 6 Focused English Plan  - 1 (337kb/pdf)
    3. Whole School Explore and Engage Plan extract (298kb/pdf)
    4. Year 4 Progress Pathway Spelling Priorities (169kb/pdf)

    Back on Track: English remote learning support

    This free to access on demand webinar will support schools wishing to explore how Back on Track can be used during periods of remote teaching.

    It was such a useful webinar! I feel so supported to go and plan my next steps in English to support both my home and in class learners.

    Holly Palmer, Subject Leader, Peartree Spring Primary School, Stevenage.

    Package details

    Package 1

      Standard price
    Training and resources £1,235
    Training and resources (infant and middle schools) £530

    Package 2

      Standard price
    Training, resources plus two half day consultancy sessions £1,885
    Training, resources plus two half day consultancy sessions (infant and middle schools) £1,180

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