• Developing Reading

    Developing Reading


    This programme is for leaders, teacher and support staff who are looking to develop their approach to teaching reading and maximise progress for pupils in their care.

    Who is the programme for?

    This programme is ideal for senior leaders or Literacy leaders who want to explore a variety of approaches to improving progress in reading for pupils in their schools.

    What is involved?

    The programme is comprised of a series of six good practice sessions led by classroom practitioners, showcasing a variety of approaches to teaching of reading.

    Session details

    The programme is led by David Windle, English SLE and Assistant Headteacher, Charles Dickens Primary School. All sessions run from 8:30-10am and will be held at John Keats Primary School, 391 Rotherhithe New Road, London, SE16 3FN.

    Session 1
    Theme: Using whole class reading to narrow the gap (montem)
    Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
    Co-facilitator: Tom O’Donell, Head of School & Fredrick Hall, Assistant Headteacher, Montem Primary School

    Session 2
    Theme: Reading for pleasure: reading for life
    Date: Thursday 16 January 2020
    Co-facilitator: Sophie Alcock, Deputy Headteacher, Alfred Salter Primary School

    Session 3
    Theme: Guided comprehension: a strategy to develop independent reading
    Date: Thursday 12 March 2020
    Co-facilitator: Ingrid Seifert, Primary Teaching and Learning Consultant, Wandsworth Primary Teaching & Learning

    Session 4
    Theme: Unlocking vocabulary: supporting pupils to access the text
    Date: Thursday 23 April 2020
    Co-facilitator: Alison Sprakes, Assistant Headteacher, The Belham Primary School

    Session 5
    Theme: Using Accelerated Reader and Star Tester to raise reading attainment
    Date: Thursday 11 June 2020
    Co-facilitator: Sarah Cook, Teacher, Redriff Primary School

    Session 6
    Theme: Bridging the gap between primary and secondary English
    Date: Thursday 2 July 2020
    Co-facilitator: David Murray, Bacon’s College

    Sign up and cost

    Register to join our 2019-20 cohort here.

    Price: £75
    Members receive a 20% discount