Supporting Reading in KS2: a workshop for Teaching Assistants

Supporting Reading in KS2: a workshop for Teaching Assistants

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Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support TAs in their work with pupils.

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Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support TAs in their work with pupils.

This session aims to develop Teaching Assistants’ practice in their work to support pupils to develop Key Stage 2 reading skills and strategies. The elements of reading – word reading, fluency and comprehension – will be explained and TAs will have the opportunity to explore a variety of practical, proven approaches for supporting pupils, including for those pupils who struggle with reading, in developing their strategies and skills across the elements.

This session is suitable for Teaching Assistants working in KS2. The session would also be suitable for volunteer readers who regularly support pupils’ reading. Please note: KS2 TAs or volunteer readers who are supporting pupils to learn and apply KS1 reading objectives may find it helpful to attend the Supporting Reading in KS1 workshop on 29.9.22 .

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the elements of reading and the associated skills and strategies
  • consider the range of approaches to support reading and how they can be used effectively to meet learners’ needs
  • discuss the use of quality, focused questioning and feedback in reading
  • acquire practical ideas for use back in school

Due to the highly interactive nature of this session, a ticket admits one delegate only.

The session will be held via Zoom and a link plus all documents will be sent to delegates prior to the course.

As an experienced English consultant, Susie Spolander works with schools, partnerships and trusts to develop and improve all aspects of English across the primary age range. Using her knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective teaching and learning practices, she successfully supports many schools and teachers to improve outcomes for their pupils. During her 20+ year career in Education, Susie has enjoyed classroom teaching, as well as holding a range of senior leadership posts. Prior to establishing her own consultancy business, she worked as an English Consultant for Oxfordshire County Council’s School Improvement Service. Susie has written, developed and led a wide variety of training events, programmes and projects to address current local and national educational priorities. She is also an accredited trainer for several reading intervention programmes. In recognition of her work, Susie has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education.

Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners. Her training is of high quality: rooted in the curriculum, with evidence-based practice alongside creative teaching and learning approaches. Susie believes in a bespoke approach to school support, working alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to develop practice through a range of leadership and classroom-based strategies, always precisely tailored to the identified needs of the school.

Susie provides training, resources and school support in partnership with local and national organisations, such as Quest for Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and Oxford University Press.

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