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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

Staff CPD

We believe that the key factor in enabling all children to learn to read, and to help them engage positively with reading, are the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff who teach them. With this in mind, reading is a key priority for improvement on our school development plan and we are devoting a significant number of staff training days and staff meetings to support our teachers' professional learning and development.

Teachers take part in a range of CPD to keep their practice updated and relevant. 

Recent staff training has included:

 

Course name

Course content

An introduction to teaching vocabulary -online course

Understanding the fundamentals of teaching vocabulary.

Exploring key research related to vocabulary teaching

Learning vocabulary teaching strategies

Teaching reading strategy skills - Vocabulary, retrieval, and summarising

Rachel Hughlock, GEP Primary Practice Development Lead

Understanding the reading domains of vocabulary, retrieval, summarising and sequencing. This session incorporated activities to be used in the classroom, teaching strategies, question stems, and how these are presented in the test format

Introduction to Whole Class Reading at Northmead – INSET day presentation

Denise Lewis – Reading Lead

Introduction to whole class reading approach with a focus on VIPERS, How the class reader fits in to the overall comprehension programme, Northmead Book Spine.

Moving on from Guided Reading- Staff meeting

Denise Lewis – Reading Lead

Looking at the development of fluency and the Book Talk approach

Teaching reading strategy skills - Inference and prediction

Rachel Hughlock, GEP Primary Practice Development Lead

This session covered the reading domains of inference and prediction. This session incorporated activities to be used in the classroom, teaching strategies, question stems, and how these are presented in the test format

Primary reading- developing fluency

Rachel Hughlock, GEP Primary Practice Development Lead

During this session, teachers focused on what all children need once they can decode. This being expression, phrasing, pausing and smoothness. We looked at various strategies and activities that support class teaching and interventions.

Reading at Northmead

Denise Lewis- Reading Lead

Further discussion of the reading approach at Northmead and tips for embedding practice

 

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