Power of Reading 2018 - 2019 Cohort

This whole school training project uses high quality children's literature and proven creative teaching approaches to engage teachers and children in the literacy curriculum and develop a whole school love of reading and writing. Now in its 14th year, the Power of Reading has raised achievement in over 4000 schools and worked with 5000 teachers nationally. The Power of Reading meets all requirements of the National Curriculum.

Schools on the Power of Reading receive:

  • Two packs of carefully chosen children's books for each project teacher
  • Access to a website of resources hosting over 200 teaching sequences and more than 1000 examples of practice
  • Four full training days
  • The opportunity to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge in each school's context
  • Tools to help schools to develop classroom provision and inform a whole school approach to reading
  • Book group discussions to extend teachers' knowledge of children's literature
  • Opportunities to listen to and meet leading children's authors.

Analysis of data has shown that Power of Reading schools:

  • Make significant progress in reading and writing, particularly with those pupils who had previously been reluctant to engage with literacy
  • Are effective in narrowing the achievement gap between boys and girls
  • Find that their children choose to read more often, at greater length and are  more confident in talking about books

98% of teachers said that the Power of Reading had raised reading engagament

99% of teacher said the Power of Reading had raised writing engagement

(Power of Reading Evaluation 2016 - 2017)

Training Dates

  1. Tuesday 6th November 2018, 10am - 4pm
  2. Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10am - 4pm
  3. Tuesday 5th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
  4. Tuesday 7th May 2019, 10am - 4pm

Sessions are held at The Stables Country Club, within the Bolholt Complex, Walshaw Rd, Bury, BL8 1PU

Bookings for this course has now closed