EVENT: ‘Supporting Children’s Literacy’ Tuesday 8th April

A one-day professional development event for teachers, librarians and teaching assistants.


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Tuesday 8th April 2014
The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, Coventry CV1 2HG
Attendance is Free

The aim of this event is to share ideas, strategies and research findings with individuals who are concerned with supporting the literacy development of primary and secondary school children. The day comprises two programmes of activity, and it is possible to attend for the whole day, or just the afternoon.

The morning will focus on short talks by researchers from Coventry University who have conducted research projects concerned with: Optimal phonics instruction

• Texting and literacy outcomes
• A speech rhythm based approach to intervention
• Children’s spelling strategies

The afternoon session will be a workshop, run jointly by Lynne Taylor from the Reading Agency, the team from Coventry University and Joy Court, on how to support reading through school-based reading groups. This session will share experiences, resources and approaches that have been trialled as part of a recent Education Endowment Foundation funded project alongside other work conducted by Coventry University and the Reading Agency. These projects have examined implementation issues in both primary and secondary schools, and in relation to underachieving pupils.
This event is free to attend and delegates will receive a goody bag. Lunch and refreshments are provided, but places are restricted and we therefore ask that you register your intention to attend.

To register for this event visit, or contact
Emma Jackson (
for further details.

download PDF: 13218-14 Supporting Children’s Literacy