Building a curriculum for reading

Central London: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Trainer: Julie Sargent
Price: £120 +VAT

Why Join?

With the renewed framework for Ofsted having an emphasis on the reading curriculum, join this practical workshop with Julie Sargent to find out effective and practical ways of weaving a thread of reading across the whole school.

A range of ideas will be provided, which will include:

  • Developing a 'spine' of high-quality texts

  • Reading for ‘real’: becoming a life-long reader

  • Ensuring progression in reading skills and vocabulary development

  • ​Reading across the curriculum

This workshop will be relevant for English subject leaders, phase leaders, reading ‘advocates’ and senior leaders within the primary phase.



Workshop fee: £120 + VAT 

Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places.




10:00am  Registration and coffee

10:15am Developing a 'spine' of high-quality texts 

  • Which texts and why
  • Developing understanding of more complex texts
  • Where to find texts

11:15am Morning coffee

11:30am Securing core skills for reading

  • Phonics and early reading
  • Developing progression in reading skills
  • High-quality reading lessons
  • Vocabulary development

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Reading for ‘real’: Becoming a life-long reade

  • What it means to be a life-long reader
  • Strategies to engage children in the reading process
  • Practical ideas and activities for across the whole school
  • Bridging the gap between home and school

2:30pm Afternoon coffee

2:45pm Reading across the curriculum

  • The purpose of reading across the curriculum
  • Strategies to support

3:45pm Review and reflect

4:00pm Course ends

About the speaker

Julie Sargent

Julie is an established English consultant with an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective learning and teaching approaches. She has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education and is an accredited Edge Hill Every Child Counts trainer for 1stClass@Writing.

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