Engaging SEN and reluctant readers

Anne provides inset and national and local training courses on reading reluctance and reading problems, exploring effective ways to make reading more attractive and accessible.

This training is appropriate for literacy leaders, SENCOs, teachers, school and public librarians and learning support staff. Anne adapts every course to local needs and priorities, and is happy to focus on the primary or secondary sector, or key stages 2 and 3 together.

There are opportunities throughout to discuss areas of concern and share good practice.

Participants receive comprehensive back-up material.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • greater understanding of the needs of SEN and reluctant readers
  • practical methods for promoting reading and overcoming barriers
  • links to the national curriculum and Ofsted
  • more awareness of effective books and other resources for encouraging reading
  • new ideas for exploiting classroom and library resources
  • more confidence when helping children and parents and carers

What people say about this training

Anne Harding was excellent, helped to guide us through the issues and develop strategies.

I am enthused and raring to go!

Anne is an inspiration in promoting reading.

Excellent course, thought-provoking. Gave me a real buzz.

A super informative day. Lots and lots of ideas to take back into my setting. Resource list was great.

Brilliant day, with plenty of opportunity for group input. I'll go away with a lot of inspiration.

An excellent course full of great ideas and examples. I'm sure the academic research and general resources links will prove very valuable.

Speaker very clear, approachable, encouraged participation and debate.

So many good ideas - particularly relating to book promotions. I'll be implementing them over this term.

Good discussions about classroom practice.

I came on this training course for more ideas on how to promote reading in the library, and have come away with so much more! I now feel more motivated and I am sure that I can put the ideas into practice. The day was very well planned out.

I feel very positive. The course has given me a great boost and encouragement for the future.

Relevant, informative and most enjoyable. I've been given extra confidence to help children.

Truly inspirational! I have not felt quite so fired up about my work in a while, but the sky's the limit now.