Jan Hilditch National Trainer for Boosting Reading

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Boosting Reading

 boostingreading@secondary and boostingreading@primary from Education WorksBoosting Reading Potential (BRP) has now been rebranded and significantly updated. There are now two versions of the programme: boostingreading@primary (BR@P) and boostingreading@secondary (BR@S).

Whilst these sister programmes are very closely linked in content and approach, they take into account the differing contexts of primary and secondary education; particularly using age appropriate materials and DVD lesson examples.

boostingreading@primary and boostingreading@secondary are targeted, time-limited, one-to-one interventions, designed to be delivered over a 10 week period. They are designed to improve the way children read, enabling them to be independent problem solvers who read with understanding and enjoyment.

Click here for a downloadable boostingreading@primary flyer.

Click here for a downloadable boostingreading@secondary flyer.

Boostingreading@primary and Boostingreading@secondary are proven, good practice interventions. Each year pupils consistently make accelerated gains over four times the expected rate of progress. In 2014, pupils in both programmes made Reading Age gains of over 14 months over the 10 week period of intervention.

Click to download the 2014 Boosting Reading Data Report, Case Study 1, Case Study 2

The programmes are for pupils aged from 6 to 14 who:

  • Lack skills and confidence as readers
  • Require a boost to their reading age
  • Need to develop their understanding of texts

Experienced Teaching Assistants, Support Assistants, Learning Mentors and volunteers attend intensive training. This can be delivered as a two day package or in a modular format, with the time and space for gap tasks to consolidate learning. A teacher (preferably SMT) who is also expected to attend the training, is appointed as the school coordinator. All participants receive a booklet including handouts for the course and support material to enable them to deliver the programme to children.

Trained partners work on a one-to-one basis with a child following a common lesson structure designed to support the development of the reading skills required for academic success.

These guidelines state minimum requirements to ensure the successful implementation of boostingreading@primary and boostingreading@secondary. Please click here to download.

Two-Day Training for Partners

  • Observation of two lessons
  • Information on the reading process
  • Developing questioning skills
  • Practical activities
  • Running records for assessment at KS1
  • A new ‘reading observation’ checklist for KS2 and KS3
  • Record keeping

Education Works brokers BR@P and BR@S training for experienced Teaching Assistants, Support Assistants, Learning Mentors and volunteers to work one-to-one with a child with this successful reading intervention.

Three Day Trainers Course

Education Works provides annual national training for Consultants, Head Teachers, Literacy Co-ordinators or Reading Recovery Teachers to become trainers for schools in their Local Authority. The three day training programme covers all aspects of delivering and supporting BR@P and BR@S.

The training usually takes place in the autumn term but bespoke sessions for groups of potential trainers are available on demand.

Contact Education Works to discuss your requirements.

For more information about BR@P or BR@S, contact Education Works by email: info@educationworks.org.uk




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