An evidence-informed guide to help quality assure the reading curriculum
'Pupil Book Study: Reading' provides evidence-led structures to shine a light on the true impact of a school’s reading provision. Building on the global success of the original Pupil Book Study frameworks, this guide translates these principles into practice to support leaders and teachers to evaluate their reading curriculum.
The catch-all term ‘reading’ covers a wide-spanning aspect of schools’ provision, which is acknowledged to be central to pupils’ long-term success and well-being. It is vital that we have robust and meaningful mechanisms in schools to help us understand which aspects of this are working well and what might need further development. This requires us to examine each aspect of our reading provision in turn, through a lens which acknowledges the disciplinary differences between how we might approach teaching different elements of the reading curriculum. 'Pupil Book Study: Reading' provides the tools and structures to achieve this.
Coherent approaches and tried and tested structures for talking to pupils about their reading help teachers and leaders to avoid assumptions and get under the skin of their reading provision. Headteachers and senior leaders who have undertaken 'Pupil Book Study: Reading' report that it has lifted the veil on their reading provision, allowing them to see, with clarity, how to refine and develop their offer.
About the Author
Working across the field of education as a teacher, school leader and, for the last five years, Lauren Meadows, Director of Greenfields Education, works with schools, multi-academy trusts and wider research organisations to support them in improving outcomes for young people. Lauren has worked with a wide range of national organisations, advising on curriculum and assessment design and strategic school improvement, including partnering with Alex Bedford to co-author the internationally acclaimed Curriculum for Unity Schools Partnership. She believes whole-heartedly in the power of education to shape young lives and is committed to effecting systems-level change through carefully designed and evidence-led support for schools.
|No of pages||100|
|Publication Date||27 Jun 2022|