This training helps Key Stage 2 and 3 teachers understand the evidence around boys’ literacy and identify the factors underpinning success, engaging in research and developing their own strategies to close the gap in their school.
Our research has shown that the gap between boys’ and girls’ reading enjoyment increased from 2.3 percentage points in early 2020 to 11.5 percentage points during lockdown. The research also found that some children and young people reported that a lack of access to books, a lack of quiet space at home and a lack of school/peer support had negatively affected their ability to read and their motivation to read for enjoyment.
This CPD will provide a clear context for helping to tackle disparities in learning caused by the pandemic and help to drive an improved reading culture across your school.
What will I learn?
Improving Boys’ Literacy is aimed at teachers and literacy leaders working with Key Stage 2 and 3. We explore a range of approaches and strategies.
- Understand evidence in this area and factors underpinning success
Explore research around the gender gap in literacy, including the differences in attainment and attitudes. We unpick the key areas known to impact boys' success and inform you of the strategies we know work well in tackling these.
- Identify an area of enquiry based on the characteristics and achievement of boys in their school
Compare your school’s attainment with the national data in order to identify their specific focus areas for development, be it reading, writing or spoken language. The area identified will become the focus for their project.
- Develop an action plan with strategies learned from action research
We provide the content, structure and methodology for participants to produce a whole school/cluster based action research project. The research will explore and address the issues identified back in school with the aim to improve boys’ attainment.
- Build a learning community of participants
This joint practice development aims to create an environment of collaborative study. Participants will learn from each other, share practice and examine different approaches and challenges. We encourage the group to take what they have learned back into their schools and trial approaches and see what works best for them.
Costing and attendance
The training takes place online over four 90-minute sessions:
- Session 1: Monday 21 March, 15.30 - 17.00
- Session 2: Wednesday 23 March, 15.30 - 17.00
- Session 3: Monday 25 April, 15.30 - 17.00
- Session 4: Tuesday 26 April, 15.30 - 17.00
The cost of attendance is £280.00, and £220.00 per additional colleague. National Literacy Trust premium members receive a £50 discount per booking. Attendance includes a year's membership of the National Literacy Trust for those who don't already have it.
To book your place, please complete the form below. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org