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Outstanding Reading: Developing a Rigorous and Sequential Approach – On Demand

This on demand course will provide you with all of the knowledge, skills and practical resources needed to develop a rigorous approach to reading and phonics, which develops learners’ confidence and enjoyment and raises attainment across your school.

The course will also help you to be fully prepared for the inspection of reading under the new Ofsted framework. It will provide you with an in-depth look at the inspection process for reading and phonics and in addition you will receive a range of practical resources and answers to inspectors questions.

This course will help you to:

  • Learn how the very best schools teach reading rigorously and raise attainment
  • Find out how to create an outstanding reading culture which develops learners’ confidence and enjoyment
  • Be ready for Ofsted’s new spotlight on reading aloud with understanding and expression, students’ ability to discuss their own reading, reading for pleasure and inference and information retrieval
  • Find out what a rigorous approach to reading looks like in practice
  • Discover how Ofsted will gather evidence and make a judgement in relation to reading
  • Find out how to build more opportunities in your teaching to develop reading comprehension skills
  • Discover a range of proven strategies that can support children in becoming quick and confident readers, able to tackle a whole range of questions around a text.
  • Practise and discuss ways to enhance the teaching of inference and deduction
  • Increase your understanding of the reading comprehension and word reading expectations of the National Curriculum and how these translate into everyday practice – simply and effectively
  • Develop a proven approach to help children excel at reading comprehension across all text types and genres
  • Learn a range of practical strategies for teaching fluency and stamina


You will get:

  • **Four hour training presentation**– available to watch as many times as you like for 30 days. The training is broken down in to distinct sessions, so it can be completed all at once or at different times.
  • **Interaction with the trainer**– Every Wednesday from 9am to 3pm Helen will be available to answer questions via Zoom.
  • **Training Tasks** –A range of tasks to complete, which should take between 2 to 3 hours. There is an option to submit the tasks back to Helen for comments and advice. The tasks include preparing answers to Ofsted deep dive questions, developing a clear intent/vision for the subject.
  • **Certificate** – A certificate will be sent when course and tasks have been completed.

 Delegates will receive:

  • Electronic copy of the training slides to use in school
  • 200+ reading resources

Book Online or by Email – bookings@helenyoungman.co.uk

(Please include school name, address and postcode)

Course Feedback

I just wanted to say thank you so much for an excellent day’s training. It makes such a refreshing change to have a day filled with good advice and ideas, rather than a couple of good hours and lots of time-filling, which unfortunately has been my experience on some recent courses. The time really did fly!

Headteacher, Newcastle
Course Information

£195 ex VAT

Includes lunch, refreshments & full set of course notes

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