All of these sessions are fully funded for up to two attendees per school and are a combination of input into specific areas of early reading, the sharing of best practice and question and answer sessions. They also represent an opportunity to build links with colleagues across Cumbria and Lancashire.
Places can be booked via Eventbrite using the link below. Please check back regularly as additional events will be added as the year progresses.
Back On Track: Accelerating reading after Covid-19
This is a 60 minute session for senior leaders and reading leaders. The progress of pupils in reading needs to be accelerated to help them catch up quickly. We need to avoid the reading gap widening which will require more work later on. This session will provide you with core strategies that you can use to support pupils with catch up. You will be provided with an audit tool to assist you in identifying any actions that you need to take.
Thursday 5th November 3.30pm
Wednesday 11th November 3.30pm
Preparing for the Autumn Phonics Screening Check (Year 2s)
This is a 60 minute session for reading leaders and Year 2 teachers showing how you can make best use of the time leading up to the phonics screening check at the end of the Autumn term.
Tuesday 10th November 3.30pm
The Role of the Reading Leader
This is a 2 hour webinar split over two sessions aimed at experienced reading leaders or those that are new to the role. It will unpick the key elements of the role and support you in improving your effectiveness and impacting upon standards in your school.
Tuesday 12th January 3.30pm
Tuesday 19th January 3.30pm
Preparing for an Ofsted 'Deep Dive' into reading
This is a 60 minute session aimed at senior leaders and reading leaders. The Ofsted Inspection Framework has a sharp focus on reading and now includes a mandatory 'deep dive' into early reading. The session will help you evaulate your own curriculum and teaching to ensure that it can stand up to this scrutiny.
Thursday 21st January 2.00pm
Thursday 28th January 2.00pm
Preparing for the Summer Phonics Screening Check (Year 1s)
This is a 60 minute session for reading leaders and Year 1 teachers to prepare for the Summer phonics screening check in June 2021.
Thursday 25th February 3.30pm