Best practice in the teaching of early reading and language

We are delighted to announce that we will be running a series of free showcases to show elements of best practice in the teaching of early literacy. These half day workshops will provide all participants with the opportunity to share best practice in the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics whilst promoting a love of reading.

Content:

  • Introductory talk by the headteacher explaining the key leadership decisions that have enabled reading success in their school
  • A learning walk to see best practice in the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics
  • Research-based evidence woven through the session
  • Practical activities and ideas to take away (action planning)
  • How to choose and use resources effectively in the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics
  • Follow-up email/telephone conversations/materials for further support after the showcase (potential to access funding for resources & training)

Who should attend?

Heads and Senior Leaders to accompany Reception/KS1 teachers with an interest in improving the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics,  practising phonics through decodable books and implementing the teaching of phonics into reading sessions (up to 2 participants per school).

Where and when will they take place?

All showcases will run from 9.00am until 12.00pm in the following locations:

February

  • 27th February: Hartland Primary School, Hartland, Bideford, EX39 6JB

March

  • 5th March:High View School,2 Torridge Way, Plymouth, PL3 6JQ
  • 8th March: Lady Seaward’s C of E Primary School, Clyst St George, Exeter, EX3 0RE
  • 13th March: Okehampton Primary School, Glendale Road, Okehampton, EX20 1JB
  • 15th March: Stowford School, Exeter Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0BG
  • 20th March: Shakespeare Primary School, 400 Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3JU
  • 21st March: Ellacombe C of E Academy, Ellacombe Church Road, Torquay, TQ1 1TG
  • 27th March: St Andrew’s Primary School, 71 St Andrews Estate, Cullompton, EX15 1HZ

April

  • 24th April: Marine Academy Plymouth, 18 Trevithick Road, Plymouth, PL5 2AF
  • 25th April: Oreston Community Academy, 27 Oreston Road, Plymouth, PL9 7JY

May

  • 1st May: Exminster Community Primary School, Main Road, Exminster, Exeter, EX6 8AJ

Book a place on one of our Showcases or submit an Expression of Interest

We still have showcase dates yet to be confirmed in the following regions:

  • Mid Devon
  • North Devon
  • South Hams
  • Taunton Deane
  • Teignbridge
  • West Somerset