Getting ready for Ofsted Early Reading Deep Dive

About the CPD event

Join former Ofsted Inspector and Rocket Phonics author, Emma Spiers, for a practical CPD workshop that will ensure you feel ready for the Early Reading Deep Dive. 

Why attend?

  • Work with a former Ofsted Inspector to journey, step-by-step, through the essential aspects of teaching and leadership in the Early Reading Deep Dive.

  • Discover the essential tools, case studies and practical examples needed to make the very most of the Early Reading Deep Dive process.

  • Get your questions answered by an Early Reading expert and meet other teaching professionals

Who should attend?

 Ideal for Early Years and primary teachers and senior leaders. 

When and where is it?

Central London: Etc. Venues, Chancery Lane WC2A 1HL: Thursday 29th September 2022 10am-3.20pm
East Midlands: Holiday Inn South Normanton, M1 Junction 28, Carter Lane East, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 2EH: Friday 30th September 2022 10am-3.20pm

How much does it cost?

£249+VAT per person



Registration and coffee


What is an Early Reading Deep Dive?

  • What are Inspectors looking for in classrooms?

  • What are inspectors expecting of school leaders?

  • How to ensure inspectors understand your vision for Early Reading


Morning break


The Early Reading Deep Dive in the EYFS

  • How effective is Systematic Synthetic Phonics in the EYFS?

  • How well do all children apply Phonics to decode across the curriculum?

  • Is vocabulary development a strength?




The Early Reading Deep Dive in Year 1

  • How effective is Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Year 1?

  • How well do all children apply Phonics to decode across the curriculum?

  • How is the National Curriculum implemented through broad, text rich provision?


Afternoon break


A Deep Dive into how well children catch up!

  • How well are struggling readers identified and catered for?

  • How rapidly do struggling readers catch up?

  • What are your plans to reduce the number of readers who struggle?


Review and reflect


Workshop ends


Meet the trainer

Meet the trainer

Emma Spiers is an Early Learning consultant, trainer, and author, specialising in all things Communication, Language, Phonics and Literacy. With over 20 Years of experience working in school leadership, school improvement as an Early Years Ofsted Inspector, her impact on achieving the very best outcomes for all children has been far reaching. Known as “The Learning Lady, Emma has supported hundreds of schools and early years settings across the UK and internationally through her trademark inspirational, hands-on and down to earth approach.

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