Reading for Pleasure in Key Stages 2 and 3 - East London


"All schools should develop policies to promote reading for enjoyment throughout school."

- Ofsted, Moving English Forward, 2012

"This course has been inspiring. It is one of the only courses I have attended where I have come away with ideas after each session."

- Participant, High Wycombe

As expressed by OFSTED and shown in our research, reading for pleasure is an important aspect of literacy and can impact on attainment in other areas too.

Developing strategies such as teaching whole texts, participants on this course collaborate, share expertise and engage with research.

Structure and cost

Day 1

  • Discover what research tells us about children who enjoy reading
  • Key features of classroom practice associated with motivation to read
  • Unpicking the teaching of whole texts in the classroom
  • The process of action research

Day 2

Day 3

  • Schools' showcase - feedback on action research, learning and impact
  • Parental engagement: importance, potential barriers, and ways to strengthen it (aligns with EEF toolkit: parental engagement)
  • Sharing and sustaining the reading for enjoyment approach

Day 1 - 18 January 2019

Day 2 - 3 April 2019

Day 3 - Summer term tbc

Cost: £500 for the first participant per school and £400 for every colleague you bring. The price includes a year's membership of the National Literacy Trust.

Existing members receive a £100 discount per booking: email or call 0207 587 3067 to get your code or to book