This course will support English coordinators and other school leaders with clear approaches to enhancing the teaching of reading in their schools.
Leading on reading is a complex role as pupil’s reading skills impact on all areas of the curriculum. Understanding the required standards and good practice is crucial and this course will support leaders to have the knowledge and understanding to undertake a deep dive into reading throughout their school.
Delegates will explore the various ways in which reading is taught and how this can be timetabled. The three main areas of teaching: decoding, fluency and comprehension will be discussed in depth, helping leaders consider good practice and age-related expectations.
We will also:
- unpick provision, considering the roles of book banding, class books and school libraries
- address monitoring and evaluating, ensuring that leaders understand what good practice looks like and how to support those who do not have all the skills/understanding required
- consider whole-school implications arising from discussions of reading in the new Ofsted Framework