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 it 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 or action research. 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.
Format and price
This training takes place completely online and is delivered as two 90-minute sessions followed by one two-hour session.
£1,650 for a whole-school booking to be delivered on a mutually agreed date.
£210 for a single booking, £190 for additional colleagues and a £50 discount per booking for National Literacy Trust members – book for our scheduled dates.
For more information, and to arrange training for your school, please email Ruth King:
Feedback from previous participants
"I have found the training thought provoking. I am going away with a wealth of ideas! It is exciting. Thank you!"
Participant, Inverness, 2018
"Brilliant - engaging and fast-paced"
Participant, Wigan, 2019
"Lots of practical ideas for developing different reading behaviours."
Participant, Wigan, 2020
"Every strategy offered is backed up with academic research. Great to work with such experienced and passionate practitioners."
Participant, London, 2019
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