Festival of Reading

Join presenters from across the education spectrum to hear about how they use assessment to support reading.

The Festival of Reading brings together a wide range of voices to share how they will be using assessment to support reading in a post-lockdown world.

12 virtual sessions over three weeks will give first-hand accounts of how schools and school groups have supported learners over the last year, what they’ve discovered during the process, and the strategies they are implementing both on the immediate return to school and as they look ahead to the next academic year and beyond.

Covering areas such as rolling out impactful literacy strategies, the importance of reading to the wider school curriculum, and effective ways to support specific groups of children (such as EAL and SEND), every session will provide you with practical ideas that you can implement in your setting as well as giving you the opportunity to ask questions and network virtually with other attendees.

All sessions are free to join and you can attend as many as you wish. We will be adding more details over the coming weeks so check back here for the latest information and to register to be notified as soon as bookings open.

Confirmed sessions include:

  • A whole-town approach to reading – Blackpool Key Stage 3 Literacy Project
  • Enlisting the whole school to boost literacy – Wickersley School Partnership
  • Supporting disadvantaged students through lockdown – Laidlaw Schools Trust
  • Words for All: How Bolton schools are collaboratively closing the reading gap – Lisa Ling, Whole Education
  • A systematic approach to GL data – Advance Learning Partnership
  • Using NGRT to develop reading progress...despite the distance! – French International School, Hong Kong
  • Three cities, three different experiences of EAL – Guest panel
Dates & Locations
Date and time
04 May 2021 09:00 - 20 May 2021 16:30
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