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Role of the Reading Lead


Are you in charge of phonics in your school?  Have you recently taken on a new SSP programme and don’t know where to start?  Do you need ideas of how to develop phonic teaching practice?  How can you ensure that all children succeed in their reading journey?

This course will cover all elements of the Reading Leader role and give you practical ideas for implementing phonics in line with The Reading Framework guidance. 

Free to attend, but delegates are required to attend all 4 sessions. Sessions will be remote (via Zoom) from 1.15pm - 3.30pm. 

Please note there is a limit on places. Please register your interest 
we will be in contact with you to confirm your place. 

We will be holding 2 sessions. Please ensure you can attend all dates before signing up to the session.

Group A

Session 1: 3rd October 2022

Session 2: 17th October 2022

Session 3: 21st November 2022

Session 4: 5th December 2022


Group B

Session 1: 7th March 2023

Session 2: 21st March 2023

Session 3: 25th April 2023

Session 4: 16th May 2023


Session Overview

Session 1: Reading Leader Training: Meet the challenge

This unit explores the role of the reading leader:

  1. Reading leader role
  2. Responsibilities of a reading leader
  3. The Challenge Checklist

Session 2: Reading Leader Training: Prepare for the challenge

This session will assist you in building an action plan, understanding the Challenge Checklist and how to audit resources.

Session 3: Build a Team of Expert Reading Teachers

This session will look at the importance of supporting staff through training and coaching. Practical practice and coaching advice will be provided, as well as how to coach staff working with your lowest 20% children and those not working at expected levels of development.

Session 4: Assessment

This session will look at assessment, how to analyse data and support the lowest 20% to ensure that they are keeping up with their peers. We will also explore the use of 1:1 support (additional and extra)

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