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The Raising Readers Project

Audience: Primary
Multiple sessions
  • Foundation
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Brief Overview

This project, for English subject leaders in the primary school, aims to improve whole-school teaching and learning of reading by improving teacher and teaching assistant subject and pedagogic knowledge, combined with a focus on pupils in KS1 and KS2 at risk of underachievement. Delegates will be able to determine whether or not their whole school's reading provision meets the requirements of effective practice, and be given a wealth of auditing resources to help them in this task. In addition to the three live Zoom courses, recorded training is provided for leaders to cascade to their colleagues in school. Finally, a bespoke half-day visit by an English specialist adviser will support leaders, by creating opportunities for meaningful conversations about your own provision for reading, and where more progress may be made.

Learning Outcomes

  • Raise attainment in phonics and reading across the school.
  • Strengthen leadership skills and capacity in phonics and reading.
  • Equip leaders with the tools to effectively monitor teaching and learning in phonics and reading across the school.
  • Improve subject knowledge and identification of pupils’ gaps and next steps in learning.
  • Improve teaching and learning in reading for all pupils across the school.
  • Increase the number of KS1 and KS2 pupils meeting the expected standard.
  • Share the impact and good practice within the project group and across all Kent schools.



  • Session 1 - 22/11/2023 09:30  -  15:00
  • Session 2 - 22/01/2024 09:30  -  15:00
  • Session 3 - 20/03/2024 08:30  -  15:00

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Delivered by

  • Sarah Carpenter
  • Penny Bill

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