Programme

The programme provides:

  • Specific training modules for a variety of audiences
  • A comprehensive resource pack
  • An up-to-date booklist
  • A literacy-focused environmental audit
  • An assessment and monitoring tool.
  • Specifically trained and accredited Readit2 consultants to read with children where required.

The programme can be run entirely in-house or through the attendance of key staff at a Readit2 training course. Completion of the programme will lead to accreditation of practitioners as well as of the centre itself.

 

Benefits

The Readit2 programme uses a limited collection of carefully selected books to act as the vehicle to develop this vital emotional bond, generate natural conversation and create literacy orientated pre-schoolers, giving them:

  • an emotional engagement with books and learning
  • high expectations of print
  • an understanding of the language of books
  • an interest in and familiarity with symbols, letters and words
  • improved social and emotional skills
  • stronger relationships with peers and adults.

 

Key elements for success

All of the following components are essential if the early-years setting is to achieve Readit2’s successful outcomes:

  • A committed leader who understands the theory and practice of pre-school literacy that lies behind the programme
  • An appropriate environment for reading
  • Carefully selected books
  • Daily one-to-one reading using a particular dialogic approach
  • Rigorous monitoring and assessment
  • Regular communication with parents
  • A whole-school (including governors’) commitment to the programme.

24 days of Readit2 training have been successfuly delivered in 2016/17. The programme for 2018 is currently being arranged – for more information and general enquiries contact sarah@readit2.org

 

Training Programme

The programme is a training programme which comprises modules of learning which when combined together enable practitioners to understand:

Why so many children today are less prepared for learning to read when they start school.

How to implement the daily one-to-one reading programme, to support children’s literacy development.

Why a daily one-to-one emotionally bonding experience for some children can dramatically change their lives – enabling them to ‘learn to trust’ adults, and learn to ‘know that they matter’.

How to maximise the 10 minutes a day reading and conversations with an ‘emotionally available’ adult.

How to organise it at a class and school/setting level.

Readit2 is aware that INSET training days are limited for schools and settings and have put together a collection of training options that could be spread over the year – contact us to discuss how it could fit into your school/setting schedule.
Options A

2 days face-to-face, active training covering (9-3.30pm) followed by one day (9-3.30pm) 6-9 months later

Day 1 & 2 morning

Why children are struggling learning to read, the emotional attachment role in this and how the Readit2 programme can alleviate these problems.

Day 2 afternoon

Practical implementation of the programme and a visit to classrooms to develop a supportive literacy environment

Day 3 (6-9 month later)

Review how effective the programme is so far followed by further bespoke training including the link with early writing within the Readit2 programme.
Option B

I day Intensive training
(8.30-4.30) followed by one day in close succession in-school consultancy, followed by one day (9-3.30pm) 6-9 months later 

Day 1

Face-to-face, active training covering
why children are struggling learning to read,
the emotional attachment role in this and
how the Readit2 programme can alleviate
these problems.


Day 2 (with various options to suit you)

A Advice and support on the implementation of the programme to leaders and a visit to classrooms to develop a supportive literacy environment followed by staff meeting drawing everything together.

B 3 hour training for all staff not had it on Day 1 – a summary of day 1 training agreed by the school/setting leadership, followed by advice and support.

C Parents workshop, followed by advice and support and an after school staff meeting decided following staff feedback/observations during class based consultancy.

D Advice and support, followed by one-to-one conversations with individual adults to coach them according to their needs, with or without a twilight staff meeting.

E Advice and support followed by a Parents
evening workshop.

Day 3

Review how effective the programme is so far followed by further bespoke training including the link with early writing within the Readit2 programme.
Option C

Day 1

This option includes an hours introduction to the Readit2 programme for all members of a school staff so everyone understands the importance of the programme and how much difference it will make to individual children’s lives if done on a daily basis.

The rest is the same as Option B

Please contact sarah@Readit2.org or call 07588320550 for further information