Overcoming Barriers to Reading


Over the course of this programme, teachers will explore key factors which affect pupils’ ability to read fluently. Through exploring the use of available data around reading, teachers will gain a more confident understanding of how to set up and manage appropriate intervention, as well as how to use DARTs to stretch and support pupils. 

This programme helps school leaders and practitioners to;

  • Develop an understanding of factors which inhibit reading 
  • Know what data is available and how to use it appropriately
  • Support teachers in using DARTS to better support and stretch readers
  • Evaluate intervention for reading and how to ensure it is ‘stickable’

Programme Schedule 2019-2020

09.10.2019 3.45pm-5.30pm

Key Stage 3 ‘Barriers to Reading’: Origins and Impact

20.11.2019 3.45pm-5.30pm

Navigating the Evidence: What data is available to schools and how can they utilise this?

15.01.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

Lexical Acquisition: Supporting reading fluency

04.03.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

Scaffolding and Chunking: Differentiating reading for LA students

11.03.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

Providing Stretch and Challenge: Enhancing reading provision for HA students

06.05.2020 3.45pm-5.30pm

Intervening with Impact: What makes effective reading intervention and how do you deliver it?

Cost £175

To secure a place on this programme, email teachingschool@pks.coventry.sch.uk