AUTUMN 2024 Q – An introduction to Talk for Reading

For Primary Headteachers, English Subject Leaders, and KS1 & KS2 Teachers.

What the training will cover

Talk for Reading is a tried-and-tested whole-school approach that has been developed in high attaining schools, often in challenging areas, and has been shown to raise standards.

The course will introduce a clear and logical sequence for teaching reading that moves children towards independence. We will focus on the importance of deepening understanding through developing key reading strategies. This will be based on whole-class modelling and shared reading, as well as effective guided and one-to-one teaching to deepen children’s understanding and engagement.

Dates and Times

Monday 11th November 2024 – 4pm-5.15pm GMT
Monday 18th November 2024 – 4pm-5.15pm GMT
Monday 25th November 2024 – 4pm-5.15pm GMT
Monday 2nd December 2024 – 4pm-5.15pm GMT


Price per delegate for four sessions of training is £195.00 +VAT (which equates to £48.75 per training session).

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course. Meaning two delegates costs £351 (which equates to £43.88 per person, per session).

How the online training works

Training will take place via Zoom over three after-school sessions. Delegates will need to attend ALL four sessions as there will be gap tasks between each session. Each delegate will need their own desktop or laptop computer with a working camera. There are further details on this PDF.

Download key information PDF