There are three working groups within the literacy workstream. Each has a clear focus on improving aspects of reading.
During session 2018–19, the focus of the Building a Reading Culture working was to:
-Begin to establish a teacher-driven professional network for reading with the support of a small number of practitioners who will undertake a research-informed test of change.
-Facilitate professional dialogue during network sessions and coordinate professional learning opportunities in support of the tests of change.
-Support practitioners to evaluate impact of tests of change with a focus on the impact on learners and next steps/sustainability.
-Evaluate the impact of the network and consider implications for continuing the interventions, upscaling the projects, growth of the network and contributing to the learning of colleagues.
By taking part, network members gained:
-An increased knowledge and understanding of research, strategies and interventions to develop positive reading attitudes and motivation.
-Increased collaboration and networking opportunities across the Regional Improvement Collaborative.
We are hoping to grow our network during session 2019-20. Please get in touch if you would like to join us!