Improving Reading Across All Subjects

On 16th January 2019 Ofsted released their new draft inspection framework – is your school ready?

According to Ofsted’s press release we can expect that ‘these changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from headline data to look instead at how schools are achieving these results, and whether they are offering a curriculum that is broad, rich and deep, or simply teaching to the test’

This course will be essential to make sure your school is providing a rich curriculum which supports children’s development of reading across all subjects. With a greater emphasis on whether schools have adopted or constructed an ambitious curriculum, school leaders are now in a strong position to evaluate and improve how reading is taught in all areas of the curriculum and how they prepare all children to make good progress and become better prepared for the next stages of their learning.

Do you know what good practice is and how to promote reading across the curriculum?

How can you make your school’s curriculum ‘language rich’?

Do you know how children can be inspired to draw on high-quality published and on-line texts?

Are you aware of the current framework and the changes for 2019 and the implications this has on teaching and leading within a school?

Do you know that all of your children are making good and better progress in reading in foundation subjects and how to evidence this?

Session 1: Defining Reading

  • Establishing a clear definition of reading in terms of the critical literacy needed for success and full participation
  • Reading for meaning to promote ‘critical literacy’
  • Developing an ambitious curriculum

Session 2: What to expect from the new 2019 Ofsted Framework

  • What are the proposed key changes?
  • What implications does the new framework have on how children should be taught reading
  • Curriculum Intent and curriculum implementation – ensuring consistency.

Session 3: RSVP – A Practical Approach for Teaching ‘Critical Literacy’

  • How to teach the children to recognise:
    • Relationships - interactions among ideas or characters
    • Richness - text sophistication
    • Structure - features of texts and how to interpret them
    • Style - author's tone and use of language
    • Vocabulary - author's choice of words and appreciation of context
    • Purpose - the author's intent and audience

Session 4: Reading for all children (across all subjects)

  • Skills of reading - practice and summarizing
  • Evaluating texts
  • Links to progress in writing and evidence-based research
  • Meeting the needs of EAL and less-able readers.

This course is suitable for senior leadership team members of all key stages.

Presenter Profile

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Simeon Corfield has 20 years of experience working in Primary Education and recognises that good and outstanding teaching is the key to the success for all children. He has worked as a school consultant for the Local Authority in Kent, has been Headteacher at a range of Primary Schools and now, as an independent consultant, his aim is to build relationships with teaching professionals to help them to improve the quality of teaching in schools and support leadership teams with their school improvement priorities.
>He offers through a variety of practical approaches for schools: subject/school plan audits; CPD; coaching and mentoring; middle leadership support and teacher appraisal processes. He is also invited to support schools as headteacher for interim periods and also worked alongside Governors and Trust Directors to support recruitment of school leaders.

Cost: £250 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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