Teaching Reading in Primary Classrooms Conference, Joint Conference between UKLA and the NEU

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The National Education Union (NEU) and UKLA are delighted to be co-hosting a conference on the teaching of reading on May 20th 2023 – we hope you can join us for what looks like a thought provoking and fascinating day. Plus it is an incredible bargain at only £15, including lunch.

The teaching of reading in primary schools in England has long been an area of controversy. Government policy and statutory requirements have focussed on narrow areas of reading at the detriment of a broader and more evidence informed approach. This conference will challenge current policy through critique as well as sharing research on reading development and teaching.

On the day participants will take part in hands-on practical sessions, learning great ideas for your classroom from teachers, academics, and authors from the field. The brilliant speakers include:

Keynotes from
• Patrice Lawrence MBE Author, Writer and Journalist
• Professor Ken Jones, Head of Policy, Education, Equality and Social Justice at Goldsmiths
• Dr. Wayne Tennent, Senior Lecturer in Primary English, Brunel University

Workshops by
• David Reedy on practical approaches to reading comprehension
• Jon Biddle on practical approaches to Reading for Pleasure
• Sabine Little on social justice approaches to supporting multilingual children
• Nikki Gamble on reading non-fiction,
• Vicky Lockhart on reading and primary classrooms
• Nicole Gurvidi on Phonics in context
• (and more!)

Come to be inspired, to debate ways forward for policy and practice and to rethink routes that effectively support children as readers.

We encourage primary teachers and assistants, middle and senior leaders and teacher educators to attend.

The conference takes place from 8.45am-3.15pm on the 20th May at Hamilton House, WC1H 9BD.

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased here. The event is open to NEU and UKLA members only.

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