School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Raising Attainment in Reading

Raise standards in reading comprehension through a variety of engaging, practical, and enjoyable methods to enhance children’s reading confidence. Our INSET days are available in-school, via livestream, or delivered with a blend of an on-demand recorded training course (of your choice) followed by time with our consultant in person or via a live link.

  • Practical and informative
  • Ideas to promote reading for pleasure
  • Supportive and engaging
  • Demonstrates the power of gamification

About this INSET

Accelerate the attainment of all of your children with a range of strategies that will support children in becoming quick and confident readers, able to tackle a whole range of questions around a text.

  • Learn, practise and discuss an exciting range of proven strategies to support the effective teaching of reading comprehension, including how to enhance the teaching of inference and deduction
  • Increase your understanding of the reading comprehension and word reading expectations of the National Curriculum and how these translate into everyday practice
  • Receive a detailed document which gives you a full breakdown of skills and progression in word reading and comprehension through every primary year group
  • This INSET day now also includes a review of the 2017 Reading SATs Paper and suggestions of how to improve next year.

Raising Attainment in Reading is a powerful INSET day for teachers of Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. It takes aspects of reading comprehension and demonstrates how to support EAL, SEN, higher-attaining and 'expected' children in their skill development through games to expand vocabulary, retention, speed and a deeper understanding.

You will return to your classroom with an in-depth understanding of how to support children in becoming confident readers.


This course is appropriate for primary and special schools.

  • English and Literacy Leaders
  • Teachers & TAs - KS1 & KS2 
  • Senior Leadership Team 

Download a one-page overview of this INSET

What teachers say

"Plenty of practical ideas to raise attainment in reading. Enthusiastic facilitator who worked with our needs in mind!" Jeremy Howarth, Phase Leader, Cippenham Primary School

"I feel inspired to teach reading again, can't wait to try out the strategies with the children." Lisa Aarons, Class Teacher, Tudor Court Primary School

"Lots of strategies to engage and motivate pupils without being to resource heavy to ensure pupil progression and develop a love of reading." Caroline Monahan, Assistant Headteacher, Buxton School

"A very informative day, led by an experienced and knowledgable trainer. Great ideas and resources." Natalie Wathen, Class Teacher, The Forest Academy

How this works for your school

One of our friendly Literacy Consultants would be happy to come to your school to deliver this INSET training.  

  • Our Consultant would contact you to discuss your focus for the training 
  • We would tailor the content according to your specific needs 
  • Each member of your team would receive their own resource pack

Our INSET price varies depending on the number of staff attending. You may choose to open the training up to your Teaching Assistants and have a whole staff training experience. Or, you may wish to aim the training simply at your teaching staff.

Whatever you choose, we would ensure that our training targets all staff attending and that your staff receive an inspiring and engaging session. Please fill out the enquiry form below if you wish to find out more and receive a quote.

Contact Us

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