Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension CPD - Uxbridge

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Education Endowment Fund (EEF) guidance for Key Stage 2 reports extensive evidence to show that explicit teaching of comprehension improves literacy.

Key to great comprehension teaching is an exciting range of books for pupils to engage with. As well as classroom strategies, participants will look at a range of extracts from picture and chapter books.

Course structure and pricing

The course takes place over two days, spread across two terms to allow critical reflection between sessions.

To promote collaborative practice, we encourage two teachers including the literacy lead from each school to participate. We also invite a head or senior leader to attend the first session free of charge.


  • Day 1: 8 January 2019
  • Day 2: 15 March 2019


  • £450 for the first participant
  • £300 for each additional participant
  • Attendance includes one year's membership of the National Literacy Trust giving all teachers in the school access to a range of resources*

Day 1

  • Where does comprehension sit in relation to the wider concept of reading
  • The key processes of comprehension - deepening our knowledge
  • Evaluation of current strategies and practice
  • Next steps

Day 2

  • Digging deeper: exploring and developing inference
  • Balancing teaching and testing
  • The importance of vocabulary instruction
  • The importance of knowledge of children's literature

Existing members receive a £50 discount per school please email schools@literacytrust.org.uk or call 020 7820 6258 to get your code.