How to Run Reading Cafes
- 13th Jun 2024
- Behaviours for Learning, Culture & Community
- Leadership, Community
- Free For Partner Schools
- Non-members From £80.00+VAT
This course equips teachers and teaching assistants but also parent support advisers and extended schools co-ordinators to run successful Reading Café © sessions in individual schools. Reading Cafés © are used from Foundation Stage to Year 5. In the sessions, through a variety of enjoyable, informal learning activities as well as advice from school staff on how to develop and extend their child’s reading skills, all parents/carers learn how to support their child’s reading. Reading Cafés © are helping children achieve better than expected progress in reading as parents are complementing at home what their children are learning at school. They are also proving to be an effective means to develop the school/home partnership.
Julie Westrop’s 22 year very successful teaching and senior leadership career saw her working in both primary and secondary schools in West Africa, London and East Anglia. She always preferred to work in schools serving communities with more disadvantage than most, welcoming the opportunities to work with families and the wider community in enhancing educational experiences, raising both aspirations and achievement and creating strong communities of learners.