Overcoming Barriers to Reading


Over the course of this programme, teachers will explore key factors which affect pupils’ ability to read fluently. Through exploring the use of available data around reading, teachers will gain a more confident understanding of how to set up and manage appropriate intervention, as well as how to use DARTs to stretch and support pupils. 

This programme helps school leaders and practitioners to;

  • Develop an understanding of factors which inhibit reading 
  • Know what data is available and how to use it appropriately
  • Support teachers in using DARTS to better support and stretch readers
  • Evaluate intervention for reading and how to ensure it is ‘stickable’

Programme Schedule 

Key Stage 3 ‘Barriers to Reading’: Origins and Impact

Navigating the Evidence: What data is available to schools and how can they utilise this?

Lexical Acquisition: Supporting reading fluency

Scaffolding and Chunking: Differentiating reading for LA students

Providing Stretch and Challenge: Enhancing reading provision for HA students

Intervening with Impact: What makes effective reading intervention and how do you deliver it?

Cost £175

To find out more about this programme, email teachingschool@pks.coventry.sch.uk