Get Hounslow Reading is a long-term borough-wide commitment to improving children’s life chances through inspiring them to read and to ensure reading is at the heart of its provision for all children.
The skill – how to read, is being addressed through using SSPs in Primary schools. Revisiting the training and expectations of best practise in Phonics and early reading teaching and reinforcing the mandate to ensure every child is taught to read in Primary school.
The will – what to read, when to read, wanting to read above any other activity now needs to be addressed and considered with the same rigour as teaching Phonics and early reading. The Reading for Pleasure (RfP) pedagogy is a living pedagogy that is crafted from an evidence base and continues to be reviewed and researched by the Open University.
Length: 3 year minimum
Kick-off Summer 2021 involving Headteachers and SLT, to identify RfP teachers in each school to be part of the project.
1st workshop to introduce the project and gain commitment from the teacher
We will run three groups:
EYFS and KS1
LKS2 Years 3 & 4
UKS2 Years 5 & 6
We will also launch:
Contingent talk with books – a catch-up early language and reading project to run in Nursery and Reception
Get Hounslow Reading – “Excellent session, Charlotte has extensive knowledge and understanding and I am really looking forward to being involved in the project.”
Secondary Subject Networks – “I’ve really appreciated sharing practice, discussing challenges with colleagues and having a sense of being part of a wider team for small departments.”
Primary Subject Leader Networks – “I really like the idea of subject specialists leading subject leader meetings.”
SEND Training – “There was plenty of time for discussion which was valuable. Strategies to help support, and ideas to consider, if children have been impacted by Domestic Abuse allowed me to think about the issues more than before."
Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”
Develop your A Level Teaching – “Really interesting to hear what other schools are thinking of doing by way of a recovery curriculum when we return. I think the discussions around wellbeing were very pertinent.”
The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.
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