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Early Reading Development
Wednesday 16th January 2019, Full day 09:30 - 15:30

Who is it for:

Teachers who are newly qualified; teachers who are new to Reception/Key Stage 1 and teaching assistants who are supporting reading within the Reception/Key Stage 1 classroom or as part of an intervention.



Duration:Full day, 9am-3.30pm

 Fee: £130 per delegate from LCC maintained schools.

(Including a copy of ‘Sand’ for Concepts About Print assessment)

£160 per delegate from non-maintained schools 

(Including a copy of ‘Sand’ for Concepts About Print assessment)

Areas Covered:

The course will explore reading development through foundation stage and into key stage one. It will provide guidance on close observation of pupils’ early literacy skills, and will offer strategies to support reading development and independent problem-solving.

Feedback on the course:

“This course has given me more knowledge and confidence in assessing and moving on my pupils in reading.”

“I found the opportunities to talk and explore different resources and ideas useful.”

"I found the assessments very useful and will use them back in school.”

Course Outcomes:

This course will:

  • Deepen attendees understanding of early reading development.
  •  Provide tools that can be used to identify pupils’ strengths and areas of difficulty in early reading.
  • Provide a range of strategies to support pupils in FS/Key Stage 1 who are beginning or struggling readers


Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2001
Date: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Time: Full day 09:30 - 15:30
Cost: £130 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£160 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Location: New Parks House
Pindar Road, Leicester, LE39RN
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