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19 October 2017
09:00 - 12:30
Reciprocal Reading Project 2017-18 (ID 5731)


The Reciprocal Reading Project has been running in our schools for the past five years, building skills of teaching reading and strengthening understandings of comprehension across both fiction and non-fiction texts. We intend to run the project again from September and encourage experienced and new teachers to apply.

The model of training will be 5 taught morning sessions, followed by an afternoon school-based session working on a range of follow up tasks. The cost for these 5 training sessions is £425. Clearly, we wish to make the project viable and would encourage all new and experienced teachers to apply.

Outline and objectives of the project
The project aims to:

• Embed effective strategies to develop reading comprehension with a specific focus on Reciprocal Teaching within Guided Reading Sessions.
• Embed subject and pedagogical knowledge, including how a broad range of high quality texts, including narrative, multimodal, magazines and on screen can motivate, engage and develop comprehension.
• Narrow the gap in attainment between all pupils and those who are entitled to FSM.
• Sustain and embed the strategies introduced through the 2012 -17 Reading Comprehension project across schools who have already taken part in previous years as well as those who have not been involved.
The project will achieve its objectives with the focus to be broadly KS2:
• A key focus on daily teaching of reading comprehension in Guided Reading sessions and the development of high quality independent reading activities alongside the taught group(s).
• Focus will continue to be broadly KS2 (but also relevant to Y2). Teachers new to this approach or KS2 will be trained through the academic year
• Encouraging schools who have previously attended training to continue to participate in 2017-18 and have new cohort of teachers trained.
• Using reading experts Dr Wayne Tennent (UEL) and David Reedy (UKLA) who will shape and support the training and targeted CPD events across the year
• New teachers group will be asked to be released from class for 5 days during the year to; attend central CPD events and visit other schools, and work together with their colleagues using a ‘Lesson study’ process, if possible. The mornings will consist of CPD from the providers and the afternoons of the same days for development work and engagement with gap tasks back in schools.

Training Dates:
Day 1 - 19 October 2017
Day 2 - 23 November 2017
Day 3 - 22 February 2018
Day 4 - 22 March 2018
Day 5 - 26 April 2018

Total cost for all five dates is £425

Cancellation Policy:
• Cancellations made by participants more than 14 days before the date of the course will not incur any charges.
• Participants who cancel less than 14 days in advance of the course will be charged, unless a colleague is nominated to attend in their place.
• If you do not complete the course your school will incur a recharge for the full number of days that the course ran.

 LocationParsloes Primary School (Dagenham)
 ContactNicola Wix
 Maximum Registrations30
 Total Registrations8



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