There is ‘very extensive’ evidence that the teaching and modelling of reading comprehension strategies has a positive impact on pupils’ learning. (EEF) But what about inference?
In order for children to access, understand and enjoy a range of increasingly challenging texts, progressively sophisticated inference skills are required. Join this online workshop to explore how these skills can be taught, developed and applied to reading.
This course will explore the development of inference skills across KS1, from booktalk to independent application, and the stages of development in between.
• Understanding the skills involved in inference and the progression across the curriculum
• Pedagogical approaches to teaching and modelling inference skills
• Practical activities to developing inference through a range of texts
• Strategies, approaches and activities to use in class and share with colleagues
This course is suitable for NQTs, RQTs, returners to teaching or teachers new to a key stage/area of English or teachers who would like a refresher and some new ideas.
As an experienced English consultant, Susie 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 range 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.
Accessing the online event
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We do not provide refunds if you are unable to access the event due to technical issues that are beyond our control.
Participation in the online event
Our online events aim to be interactive and you will be expected to have your camera and microphone on, although your microphone should be muted. We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.
This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.
Cost includes VAT which may be recovered by schools
£40 plus VAT
The event cost is inclusive of applicable VAT. Schools should be able to recover VAT from HMRC so the cost to your school should be the pre-VAT figure. If in doubt, please check with your finance manager.
Payment is required at the time of booking by credit card, debit card or Paypal. A VAT invoice will be sent to you automatically by email.
To keep our event fees as low as possible, we are not able to issue manual invoices for later payment by cheque or bank transfer and we are not able to reserve places without payment.
In the event of a refund request, please note that the Eventbrite booking fee of 6.5% plus 0.49p per ticket is not refundable.