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Well done on getting through what has been a very challenging half term for many. Thank you again for everything you have done to get and keep our children reading.
We are booking in school audits to help schools identify next steps and to look at what funding we can support schools with – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out more about this.
Phonics Screen Year 2 children Autumn 2
All year 2 children need to sit the phonic screen in the second half of the autumn term. The PSC can be taken at any point in Autumn 2 however it is advisable to not leave it to the last minute. Schools can do either the 2017, 2018 or 2019 screen.
Some things to consider:
Dates to be aware of:
We are here to support all schools with this in any way that we can. Please email your 2020 Autumn Year 2 Phonic Screening Check Data % pass rate when you have it so we can update our records to see how we might be able to support you further with tailored support and access to funding.
In order to access this support we request that you please fill in this year’s self referral with your latest data and predictions for 2020 as this will help us see whether we can offer you further tailored support, school audits and access to free funding.
Thursday 21st October 2021 9-12: Zoom
We have our first showcase of the academic year which will be over a morning (9-12) on zoom. Please join us to look at how we can help you continue to drive standards in the teaching of reading and early language development. Within the morning we will look over all the hub areas. There will also be time where we explore the new reading framework, look at best practice and think about our next steps.
Book here: https://forms.office.com/r/Szx4fcWu8x
Thursday 27th January 2022 9-12: Zoom
Following on from our successful first showcase of the academic year we are pleased to announce a second date for a showcase which will take place in the new year.
Find out more details and book here: https://forms.office.com/r/7UasvJQE2c
You can find information and booking details below for up-coming workshops:
Please find the details of our support for Reading for Pleasure. These are free to access and will consist of 6 sessions after school throughout the year. Each session runs from 4-5.30pm on Zoom.
Teachers as Readers Group with the Open University and UKLA which will be run by our Hub Lead, Danni Cooke, and our Hub Literacy Specialist, Rachael Hine (nee Dann).
This is free evidence–based CPD for leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, early years professionals, librarians, reading volunteers and others to enrich their understanding of reading for pleasure (RfP) and how to support it.
The aims of the group are:
You will be required to attend all meetings and together we will as part of the group you will be completing some research with a small group of children around the Open University research and examples of practice: https://ourfp.org/
This is a great opportunity to develop your subject knowledge and build your reading community. At the end of this group you will receive a certificate for your input.
To book your place please please email: email@example.com
We are running a medium level support group for English leaders and looking at how to develop a whole school reading community and culture.
This consists of 5 core sessions for English Leaders run by the Ilsham English Hub alongside 10 optional workshops which are run by the New Vision English Hub.
You will need to sign up to attend all 5 core sessions to be part of this support group and then you are also welcome to attend the optional workshops which I am sure you will find very valuable as well.
Session dates (Sessions are 12.30 – 3pm):
To book your place on the Core sessions please please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The TSRC programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme aimed at primary English Leads. During the course of the programme participants will engage deeply with reading for pleasure pedagogy and leadership theory to transform their school’s reading culture. Participants will attend 5 sessions and complete gap tasks in between sessions. Those who commit will be expected to attend all sessions.Programme aims:
Optional zoom workshops run by New Vision English Hub (4-4.30pm):
Friday 3rd December 2021 11.45am – 1.00pm on Zoom
Book here: https://forms.office.com/r/AR3gzX8nVM
Please join us for an introductory look at the Early Reading Framework, we will look at the Hubs’ key messages and there will be time for questions.
This is free to access and is relevant to all school staff as well as school leaders.
Schools will need to sign up for all 4 sessions, which will be run on Zoom:
Email email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
We are planning a series of free webinar workshops with Charlotte Raby on contingent talk in the EYFS. This workshop will only be open to a maximum of 20 schools to participate. Schools will need to sign up for all 4 sessions.
The focus group of this work will be on EYFS (nursery/pre school included but can be bridged into year 1).
The schools involved will be invited to try some of the techniques and work they find out about between the sessions.
18th February 2022 11.30am – 1.00pm on Zoom
This workshop is relevant for pre school and nursery staff as well as EYFS colleagues, EYFS leads, reading leaders and school leaders.
Book here: https://forms.office.com/r/vGrvcD5Nya
In this workshop we will consider the new cohort of children who are due to start at our schools in September 2022.
We will look at what is recommended before school to help us get off to a strong start in reception.
Delegates will be able to consider the essential building blocks in nursery and pre school and how to work with different practitioners including child minders to ensure success for every child.
This workshop will also discuss how to get parents on board early and key messages to share.
Here are the details of the first SSP programmes validated in the 1st June validation route (published 10th July) and further details can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/choosing-a-phonics-teaching-programme/list-of-phonics-teaching-programmes
The following programmes are currently validated through previous self-assessment (2011-2014) and ‘Importance of Phonics catalogue’ (2011-2013) routes and remain validated until 28th February 2022. These SSP programme publishers did not choose to submit a self-assessment for validation in this round (and have until March 2022 to do so). These programmes are as follows:
This list does not mean that schools need to immediately jump to doing one of these validated schemes and we are here to support all schools with the process of deciding what is best for them.
The DfE have also published ‘The reading framework: Teaching the foundations of literacy‘ (10th July) :
This guidance is non statutory and it’s aim is to support reading outcomes, getting all children reading and keeping them reading and loving reading.
The document focuses on the early stages of teaching reading and the contribution of talk, stories and systematic synthetic phonics (SSP). It aims to support primary school leaders to evaluate their teaching of early reading – especially in Reception and Year 1, and for older pupils who have not yet mastered the foundations of reading – and to identify how to improve provision if weaknesses are found. It aligns with the inspection framework around the expectations of the teaching of reading and aims to support schools to meet existing expectations on early reading, as set out in the national curriculum and EYFS.
If you have any questions about this please email: firstname.lastname@example.org