"...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, Katsipatski and Coleman, June 2018)
Develop an understanding of the key reading requirements at KS2 and KS3
Discuss the issues children face in the transition from KS2 to KS3.
Engage with research
Share plans for action research projects, including any initial audits, baseline data findings and profiles of focus groups.
Explore a range of approaches to increase engagements with texts and improve attainment in reading
Explore ways of developing the teaching of reading in KS3 and deepen the knowledge and understanding of effective reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition.
Showcase and celebrate each school's project
Select an area to focus on, for example vocabulary development or metacognition and self-regulation, and develop a project which will be used to showcase the school's achievements.
Course structure and pricing
In alignment with with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) school guide to implementation, this CPD does not treat implementing change as an event but instead a process with all aspects planned and executed in stages.
The course is spread over three half-day sessions.
- Explore strategies to develop reading for enjoyment and wider reading skills
- Develop an understanding of the key reading requirements at KS3
- Understand the principles of action research
- Begin thinking about focus groups and projects
- Consider initial audit and baseline data 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
- Showcase and celebrate each school’s project
- Develop long-term strategies to disseminate school wide
- Address parental and community engagement
To promote collaborative practice, we encourage two teachers including the literacy lead from each school to participate.
- £350 for the first participant
- £250 for each additional participant
We invite a head or senior leader from each school to attend the first session free of charge
Attendance includes one year's membership of the National Literacy Trust giving all teachers in the school access to a range of resources.*
*existing National Literacy Trust Members receive a £50 discount per school.