I have found the training thought provoking. I am going away with a wealth of ideas! It is exciting. Thank you!Participant from Park Primary, Invergordon
Examine a range of approaches, including choosing and using whole texts
We know the move from extracts to whole texts can be intimidating for teachers and pupils but is immensely rewarding. Learn how to build anticipation around a story and sustain interest across a term, and develop classroom and library spaces to promote a school-wide culture of reading.
Engage with research around the benefits of reading for enjoyment
The national curriculum is clear on the importance of developing the habit of reading widely and often for information and pleasure. We present participants with the research base for raising attainment through reading for pleasure with findings from the National Literacy Trust, Institute of Education and more.
Develop an action plan to create a community of readers in your school
We provide the content, structure and methodology for participants to complete a project involving critical reflection (1.5 day course) or action research (3 day course). Identify a focus area, gather evidence and develop approaches to increase enjoyment of reading amongst pupils.
Plan for embedding these successful approaches more widely across your school
Develop strategies to ensure every teacher takes responsibility for promoting a love of reading. We also provide you with strategies to engage parents which can enhance results and explore how to make the most of library spaces and other resources available to you.
The structure and content of these sessions vary for the shorter courses. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Reading for pleasure: why it matters
- Teaching whole texts
- Action research: the process
- Next steps
- Feedback from Day 1
- Enjoyment through engagement: comprehending the text
- Talk for reading
- Next steps: evaluating impact
- Schools showcase
- Parental engagement
- Embedding sustainable approaches
Who should attend?
To promote collaborative practice, we encourage two teachers including the literacy lead from each school to participate. We also encourage a head or senior leader from each school to attend the first day free of charge.
- 1 day workshop available as whole school inset - prices available on request
- 1.5 day version: £300 for the first participant, £225 for each colleague*
- 3 day version: £500 for the first participant, £400 for each colleague*
Follow up consultancy may be available on request. 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
Could you host training?
We are always looking for enthusiastic schools across the UK to host our training programmes. We ask you to:
- Provide a teaching space with IT facilities
- Print resources for the sessions
- Organise lunch where required
In return, we offer a complimentary place on the course. This is also a great opportunity for you to position yourself as a research-led school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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