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Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling: SATs 2020 Head Start Workshop

Book TT Education’s informative and supportive English, Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling workshop today. This practical, facilitated workshop will support you in preparing for next year's SATs by addressing the key issues your pupils faced in this year’s EGPS assessment.

  • Practical and informative
  • Simple but effective take-away ideas
  • Tailored support for your school on the day
  • Professional experience to enhance your school's current approach
Explore course dates and locations
Half Day
9:30am-12pm or 1pm-3:30pm

About this workshop

This half-day, workshop-style course will enable you to reflect on your pupils’ experience of this year’s English, Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (EGPS) SATs papers and discover effective ideas and activities that you can implement to help your pupils to overcome these issues in the future.

Bring your own thoughts and ideas about how your pupils responded to this year’s assessment. In this highly effective and practical workshop, you will discuss problem areas in order to establish ways to address potential barriers to success. These will help any gaps to be plugged, any positive areas to be polished and help you leave safe in the knowledge that you are fully equipped to answer any questions about:

  • Your pupils’ performance
  • Addressing GPS -specific vocabulary
  • How to move forward
  • Next year’s plan of action!


  • Ensure that you have a range of simple, easy to explain grammar definitions, with active, collaborative games to enhance the application of each one
  • Consider the National Curriculum expectations for both grammar and spelling vocabulary and how to develop your pupils’ ability to apply these to the SATs
  • Explore spelling strategies and rules and how these have appeared in this year’s EGPS SAT
  • Discuss common messages and question types from across the papers, looking at how we can help prepare our pupils to decode questioning language

You will also receive a comprehensive breakdown document, analysing the different question types for the paper.

Further information

COVID-19 update:

Please note all of our CPD courses are going ahead. Where possible, these will take place at the venue(s) below. However, we may deliver the training via live webinar instead, giving  teachers and leaders the ability to interact with the trainer and course without the need to attend the venue.  Even better, if we live-stream your course, a recording of the course will be available for you to view for one month after the course date, meaning you can enjoy the course anywhere, any time, even if your plans change at short notice. 


At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue. 

This half-day course is available as either a morning or afternoon session, as below:

  • London, 6th November, 9:30am-12 noon
  • Birmingham, 11th November, 1pm-3:30pm