Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Reading Matters 'Closing the Literacy Gap' Conference 29 June

Should my followers wish to book this conference, details of how to secure your tickets are below:

Last chance to book for our conference and discover how to help close the literacy gap in your school

With only one week to go until our 'Closing the Literacy Gap' conference on Thursday the 29th of June from 9am to 3.30pm at Bradford City football stadium, we urge you to book your place and avoid the disappointment of missing out on this brilliant day!

This Reading Matters' conference brings together experts with valuable, evidence-based ideas on how we can best support children to develop strong literacy skills and reach their potential. The carefully-constructed programme offers senior leaders, teachers, TAs, literacy advisors, librarians and anyone involved with children’s literacy development, an amazine CPD opportunity -  with a packed programme of speakers, workshops, exhibitors and professional networking.

The wonderful speakers are: 
  • Award-winning author Andy SeedThe power of author inspiration 
  • Deborah Bullivant, Director of Grimm & Co: Unleashing imagination and changing lives one story at a time
  • Dr Paula Clarke of the University of Leeds: Shifting the lens from decoding to language comprehension: Evidence based methods to support pupils understanding of text
  • Reading Matters in conjunction with two Bradford schools: Using peer mentors to raise aspirations and attainment
  • Rachel Van Riel of Opening the Book: Making space for reading – how to improve your physical environment to increase reader engagement
  • Education Consultant and Writer Matt Bromley: Closing the literacy gap
The fantastic workshops available:
  • Workshop A: Tom Palmer and Jane Walker of Barrington Stoke: Removing barriers to reading
  • Workshop B: Alan Heath of Learning SolutionsImproving reading, from the bottom up!
  • Workshop C: Marj Newbury: Back to basics; how to lay strong phonics foundations and help struggling readers of any age
  • Workshop 1: Oksana Afitska, The University of Sheffield: Supporting bilingual and multilingual learners in mainstream schools
  • Workshop 2: Tim Perkins of Curriculum Comics: Using comics to enhance learning and close the literacy gap
  • Workshop 3: Professor Clare WoodUnderstanding speech rhythm and how to use it to enhance reading development
Tickets cost just £100 and include a two course lunch and goody bag.There will also be a raffle to win some reading resources for your school.

Hurry! Avoid disappointment and BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY!
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