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Join us online for a showcase event. The event will be in person at Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3JG.
The day will be an opportunity to explore:
The day will include seminars, live demos and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss future support from Cornerstone English Hub.
Transforming School Reading Cultures
The Transforming School Reading Cultures programme consists of 5 research-based professional development sessions aimed at primary English/Reading Leads. The sessions will take you through pedagogical theory and best practise surrounding reading for pleasure. They will provide opportunities to gain knowledge of the subject alongside the confidence to manage, drive and sustain meaningful change in your own school.
The five sessions are free of charge, but to be eligible, schools need to have robust phonics approach embedded (with strong screener outcomes) and must commit to attending all of the sessions.
09:30 - 12:30
A Whole School Culture
Reading for Pleasure - Session 1
1. Explore the research around Reading for Pleasure: the benefits and what works
2. Analyse current RfP provision in own schools
3. Begin work on RfP Strategic Development plan
Creating whole school change
Reading for Pleasure - Session 2
1. Review participant RfP Strategic Development plans
2. Explore research on change theory and reflect on individual school contexts and consider implementation of Strategic Development plan in light of this.
3. Explore the research on teacher knowledge of children’s reading practices and consider strategies to develop this.
4. Consider how to document the impact of RfP work.
Creating a reading school: structural changes
Reading for Pleasure - Session 3
1. Consider the whole school changes required to create an RfP culture
2. Explore the research on the impact of ‘texts that tempt’
3. Consider the place of decodable readers and ‘book bands’ in wider book stock
4. RfP pedagogy in focus:
a. Reading aloud
Creating a reading school: behavioural changes
Reading for Pleasure - Session 4
1. Review the Strategic Development plans - reflect on successes and identify next steps
2. Further exploration of change theory
3. RfP pedagogy in focus:
a. Social reading environments
b. Informal book talk
09:30 - 12:00
Celebrating impact and sustaining change
Reading for Pleasure - Session 5
1. Celebration - an opportunity to celebrate the impact of participants’ work and share success
2. Reading communities - explore research on reading communities and consider ways to support reading at home
3. Evaluate Strategic Development plans and consider next steps
4. Engage with research on sustaining change
Please contact Michael Kimber (email@example.com) for more information.
The call will be live from 15:00 for the first 30 minutes which will be an opportunity for informal advice and discussions with one of the Cornerstone literacy specialists. The main input for the event will begin at 15:30.
We invite you to join us for our English conference this year.
We live in a world that is built on and held together by words. They help us to discover new information and imagine new worlds, they underpin human creativity and provide us with the building block of rational thought. When we help children to learn new words and to love using them, we empower them for life and open up the joy of a good book or a good conversation. Therefore, Cornerstone English Hub invites you to a conference the goal of which is to inspire educators in the task of encouraging children to love words.
This is the area to book for theTrain the Trainer session on delivering sessions 1 & 2 of the English Hub Early Language Training Course. Please only book for this session if you are member of the team who will be delivering the training on behalf of a hub.
The programme has been developed by a group of English Hubs with support from ICAN, the children’s communication charity.
The programme has been developed as part of a project to create a more consistent medium level support (MLS) offer across the English Hub network which will streamline workload for hubs and create more equal access to CPD on early language nationally for schools accessing support from hubs.
The timing of the session is 2pm - 5pm, but this is subject to possible change.
This is the area to book for theTrain the Trainer session on delivering sessions 3 & 4 of the English Hub Early Language Training Course. Please only book for this session if you are member of the team who will be delivering the training on behalf of a hub.
This is the area to book for theTrain the Trainer session on delivering sessions 5 & 6 of the English Hub Early Language Training Course. Please only book for this session if you are member of the team who will be delivering the training on behalf of a hub.