The Principles of Effective Practice in Teaching Reading: Addressing barriers in Early Reading – Part 4
Take a moment to think about the children in your class or school. Which children still do not have good word recognition? Which of the barriers that I have outlined so far do you think might be holding them back?
The Principles of Effective Practice in Teaching Reading: Group Guided Reading in KS1 – Part 3
Whilst for some children, working with a teacher 1:1 might improve reading accuracy and fluency, this isn’t always possible; therefore, often we arrange children into groups for reading practice.
Foundations of Good Practice for Teaching Assistants – Summer 2022
This course will ensure that Teaching Assistants are equipped with the knowledge, skills and strategies which are required to support Quality First Teaching and enable pupils to get back on track.
Subject Expertise in Primary Series
In their evidence review published in June 2020, Evidence Based Education (EBE) and Cambridge Assessment International Education looked at the efficacy of teacher CPD in relation to student outcomes. They particularly focussed on the question, “What are the best bets for teachers to invest time and effort in if they want their students to learn more?”
The Principles of Effective Practice in Teaching Reading: Reading Fluency – Part 2
Developing reading fluency is an essential skill for children, as the ability to read fluently not only develops confidence and reading stamina, but it also supports comprehension. If we read a text too slowly, it is difficult to keep track of what it is about.
The Principles of Effective Practice in Teaching Reading: Word Reading – Part 1
This series of six blogs will focus on the potential barriers children may face when learning to read, as well as some possible suggestions about how we can overcome these in the classroom.
What’s new for 2022/23?
One of the legacies of the pandemic is the widening of the gap for many disadvantaged groups of children. This challenge exists alongside many other challenges that schools already faced…
Data Busting: Take your assessments to the next level
Data is vital in the education setting - it provides insight into how pupils are progressing, what your biggest challenges are, and helps drive school improvement. However, data can sometimes get overlooked or misinterpreted. In order to effectively use data, you must improve your approach to assessment.