Across the Divide: Developing Reading in Key Stage 3 - Worcestershire

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"...the reading gap is stubborn and wide, and there are no quick fixes. But some approaches offer greater promise than others..."Reading at the Transition: Interim Evidence Brief (Higgins, Katsipataki and Coleman, Jun 2014)

  • Develop knowledge of the reading journey in KS3
  • Collaborate with colleagues in different schools
  • Engage in action research to develop enjoyment and attainment in reading


The course takes place over three twilight sessions, each lasting from 2pm until 5pm: Day 1

  • Develop strategies to develop reading for enjoyment and wider reading skills
  • Develop an understanding of the key reading requirements at KS2 and KS3
  • Understand the principles of action research
  • Begin thinking about focus groups and projects

Day 2

  • Consider initial audit and baseline findings and share plans for developing projects
  • Explore a range of approaches to increase engagement with texts and improve attainment in reading
  • Engage with action research and foster and develop critical reflection

Day 3

  • Showcase and celebrate each school's project
  • Develop long term strategies to disseminate school-wide
  • Address parental and community engagement

Cost and dates

£350 for the first delegate per school and £250 for every colleague that you bring. The cost includes a year's premium membership of the National Literacy Trust - existing member schools receive a £50 discount. Email to access your discount code.

We have had to revise the dates for this CPD and are yet to finalize - we will publish the confirmed dates soon.

  • Session 1: Date tbc 2pm - 5pm
  • Session 2: Date tbc 2pm - 5pm
  • Session 3: Date tbc 2pm - 5pm

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