Teaching Children to Read: Creating Outstanding Provision

A half-day course exploring how to teach reading effectively in KS1 and KS2 to secure maximum progress and depth in learning.

This course aims to:

  • Develop teachers’ confidence and enthusiasm for teaching reading
  • Equip teachers with the knowledge and tools to teach reading effectively
  • Explore the relationship of phonics with other strategies for teaching reading
  • Increase participants’ knowledge of the formal reading tests and how to prepare children for these
  • Explore how outstanding reading teaching can be embedded across the school

Course Content:

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Teaching & embedding phonics – including active phonics
  • Delivering & managing high quality guided reading sessions
  • Using effective questioning to ensure depth in learning
  • Preparing for end of key stage tests
  • Developing reading for pleasure
  • Closing the gap for struggling learners
  • Leading reading across the school

This course is aimed at reading subject leaders as well as teachers of reading.

Aimed at: KS1 and KS2 teachers

Date: Autumn Term: Monday 2nd October 2017
            Spring Cohort: Thursday 8th March 2018

Time: 13:30 – 17:00

Cost: £75

Venue: Chesterton Primary School (Dagnall Street, Battersea, London, SW11 5DT)

Booking: Please complete a Course Booking Form and return it to: courses@chesterton.wandsworth.sch.uk.

Further information: Please contact Kelly McQueeney at courses@chesterton.wandsworth.sch.uk or call 0207 622 1619.


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