A Richer Reading Curriculum

Event Date: Workshops over the course of three days

Is it time to rethink your Reading Curriculum?  Have your latest initiatives had disappointing results?  Has your pupils’ enthusiasm for reading fallen flat?

Our English conference 2020 aims to rekindle that spark, to help you to enrich your practice, and to support you in making the best decisions when formulating your whole reading curriculum.

With keynote speakers and experts Rob Smith and Lindsay Pickton, the day will offer you high quality speakers with inspirational ideas. Further workshops will add to this exciting opportunity to develop your thinking and practice in the teaching of reading.


With keynote speakers and experts Rob Smith and Lindsay Pickton, this online conference will offer you high quality speakers with inspirational ideas. Session titles, dates and times are as below:

Tuesday 22nd September
16:00 – 17:00 – Workshop: Making guided reading focused and enjoyable – Sarah Carpenter

Wednesday 23rd September
16:00 – 17:00 – Key Note Speech: It’s not just books – Rob Smith

Thursday 24th September
09:30 – 10:30 – Workshop: Fluency and engagement in reading: becoming truly independent – Christine Chen
11:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Developing whole class reading using VIPERS – Rob Smith
13:30 – 14:30 – Key Note Speech: The Explicit Teaching of Inference – Lindsay Pickton
15:30 – 16:30 – Workshop: Purposeful reading of non-fiction: reading to learn across the curriculum – Lindsay Pickton

This conference will run as a series of zoom sessions. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the individual links 24 hour prior to the start. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that this conference is not recorded and will not be available to watch at a later date.

If you have not used zoom before and require helpful tips, we recommend having a look at these:

How to join a Zoom meeting for delegates https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193
Join a test meeting to familiarise yourself https://zoom.us/test