It's the Rising Stars Reading Conference 2019 next week and I've got a speaking slot. My talk is only 45 minutes long so I'm getting some extra information down in video and blog clips in preparation that people can find out more afterwards if they want to. I'm going to tell people about 'Ten Things That Successful Phonics Schools Do'. It's probably the main thing I talk about at the moment in one form or another.
'Schools are hungry to know the best ways of teaching phonics and there are lots of myths out there.'
'Schools that are already successful with phonics are auditing themselves to see if practice could be even better.'
I'd like to use the conference deadline to corner me into producing some long awaited Teacher Training Phonics Self-Study books too but, as ever, I'm completely swapped with a whole batch of work for different clients so we shall see.
Here's an overview of the things on my 'Ten Things That Successful Phonics Schools Do' list:
Click on any item on the list to find out more about what I'm saying.
Birmingham, Thursday 7th November 2019
Central London, Thursday 14th November 2019
Trainer: Abigail Steel
Price: £199 + VAT (Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places)
Course hosted by Rising Stars
How do you turn even the most reluctant pupil into a confident and engaged reader? During this one-day course, reading expert Abigail Steel will explain how, providing you with the skills and understanding to improve your whole school reading provision for lower attainers in Key Stage One and Two.
Following positive feedback from last year's events, Steve Lomax and I are running these Feedback from KS2 SATs Masterclasses again (hosted by Rising Stars). Steve will cover the Maths papers and I'll be covering the English papers.
Birmingham, Tuesday 5th November 2019
London, Tuesday 12th November 2019
£199 (Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay just £50 + VAT for the extra places)
Understand the performance outcomes of the 2019 National Tests and what strategies can be adopted in the classroom to identify and support pupils working below the expected standard.
Join me at this FREE event in London hosted by Rising Stars! I'll be talking about what a successful phonics school looks like. Here are the details...
When: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Venue: University of Westminster (Hogg Lecture Theatre), 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
Trainers: Ross Montgomery (keynote), Abie Longstaff (keynote), Abi Steel, Siobhan Skeffington, Dee Reid, Pauline Allen
A FREE primary conference packed with practical and inspiring ideas on how you can raise reading attainment and enjoyment in your school.
Join top children's authors and literacy experts for Raising Standards Through Reading, and exciting one-day conference that will answer your burning questions:
Abigail Steel is an Education Consultant for Early Years and Primary (KS1 & 2) Language and Literacy. Her specialist area is Synthetic Phonics.