We are excited to run our first series of free networking events the 2019-20 academic year. Our first event was held on the 13th November focusing on the development of vocabulary and closing ‘the word gap.’ Our upcoming network meetings are:
Using Literature and the Wider Curriculum to Teach Reading - 17th January
How do we encourage a love of reading? This session will focus on how help children to encounter and understand as many words, people and worlds as they can.
Reaching the lowest 20% - 23rd March
Identifying children who are falling behind is key to good progress. How do we ensure that all lessons are of a high standard to reduce the number of children needing extra support?
Developing the role of the reading lead - 19th May
What skills and knowledge does an effective reading lead need? This is a session focused on how a reading leader is pivotal in avoiding poor outcomes and supporting teachers to deliver the high quality reading education.
Ensuring strong starts end in fantastic finishes - 2nd July
Making a strong start to the reading journey requires a great deal of commitment and hard work. How do we keep up the momentum to avoid that progress is not lost? This session is focused on ensuring that pupils and staff finish strong!
These sessions are free and are a blend of input on particular areas of phonics and early reading strategy and practice-sharing discussions, as well as an opportunity to build links with colleagues in the area. We also offer remote attendance to these sessions with live streaming of inputs and specific online discussions.
We are also pleased to offer a remote attendance option for the event, using the Microsoft Teams web app. If you would like to attend online, please indicate this when booking.
In order to secure your place at one of our events, please complete the linked booking form. We would love to see you. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch