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Developing Reading Comprehension at KS1 & KS2



Thursday 7th November 2019  1.15pm - 4.30pm


Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN



Would you like to help your pupils to understand and enjoy their reading? This course will focus on the explicit teaching and application of reading strategies and skills in order that pupils acquire and apply the skills needed for them to actively engage with texts and comprehend what they have read.

The course will:

  • develop an understanding of the strategies and skills needed for pupils to understand and enjoy reading
  • consider the possible barriers to reading comprehension
  • explore practical, creative classroom approaches for developing core and higher order reading skills through a range of texts and media

Feedback from previous delegates: 

100% of delegates said it was either excellent or good value for money and 100% of delegates said it was either extremely useful or very useful for their current role. 

In addition, delegates said they had come away with:

  • lots of ideas for activities to improve comprehension
  • ideas for how to use the read aloud/think aloud model
  • examples of texts and resources ideas
  • Trainer

    Susie Spolander is an experienced primary school teacher and English consultant whose practice includes classroom teaching and senior leadership across the key stages; English consultancy throughout the primary sector; and writing, developing and leading training events and projects in a range of areas to address current educational priorities. For this work, she has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education. Susie also holds the Every Child Counts trainer accreditation from Edge Hill University and the Inference Training accreditation from Leicester City Council. Throughout her career, Susie has enjoyed leading on a number of action-research projects, focused on developing specific areas of English, such as spoken language, writing for more able pupils, phonics and GPS. Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners, so works alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to support school development through a range of training, leadership and classroom-based approaches.


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