Best practice in reading for primary schools

New government policy and best practice research

The new DfE reading framework: an essential introduction for primary schools

The Framework, published in July 2021, is the first major DfE report on reading since the 2014 National Curriculum programme of study and the 2006 Rose Review. It clearly underpins Ofsted’s increasing focus on reading, apparent in the latest inspection framework.

This free CPD session will highlight important messages from the new Framework and key areas where schools may want to develop their practice further.

Improving literacy in KS1: 8 key actions for schools

The new EEF Guidance documents present the best of what is known about effective classroom practice, based on current and robust research. This free CPD will focus on recommendations for improving reading in the report.

As well as considering research into phonics and decoding, we will highlight the important new findings on vocabulary and comprehension, and how talk underpins learning. A key message will be the importance of consistency – and not just in the teaching of phonics.

Improving literacy in KS2: 7 key actions for schools

The EEF Guidance documents present the best of what is known about effective classroom practice, based on current and robust research. The KS2 document has recently been republished and updated. This webinar will focus on recommendations for reading, and key areas for discussion will be reading fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

Teachers in KS2, school leaders and literacy leads will gain a quick understanding of the key points of the EEF publication, key action points to take in their reading policy and teaching and areas to develop.

Meet the presenters

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

FFT Literacy

Formerly a Senior Advisor at the Primary National Strategy, Andy Taylor has been a teacher in both primary and secondary schools, a teacher trainer, literacy consultant and LA advisor. He has worked for FFT for over 10 years, developing a range of reading and writing interventions, as well as providing literacy and English CPD and school improvement advice to a range of schools.
Joanne Maxwell

Joanne Maxwell

Phonics expert

Joanne Maxwell, formerly a literacy advisor, has been a leader and teacher in primary schools in a range of circumstances. She has worked for FFT and Success for All for over 8 years as a phonics expert, working directly with schools across all key stages as an Implementation Partner before becoming the Product Manager for phonics at FFT last year.