Research School Network: Learn to Read – Read to Learn A Derbyshire Reading Transition Programme for KS1/2 and KS2/3


Learn to Read – Read to Learn

A Derbyshire Reading Transition Programme for KS1/2 and KS2/3

by Derby Research School
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KS1‑2 Transition

Learning to Read Fluency and Comprehension Strategies


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This programme will support clusters of schools to implement evidence-informed strategies to develop pupils’ reading skills at the Key Stage 1/2 transition point. 

The programme has been co-constructed with Derbyshire headteachers, the EEF, Derby Research School and Derbyshire Local Authority. The programme will consist of three face-to-face CPD inputs throughout the year culminating in a transition project and Learning Gallery event in July. The programme aims to develop collaboration of expertise in the following areas:

  • Curriculum design and sequencing to develop reading skills
  • Pedagogy
  • Pupil transition activity

The KS1 – KS2 programme will focus on reading fluency and comprehension to equip pupils to read with confidence and understanding.

Primary schools and infant/​junior colleagues are invited to join the programme. 

Each workgroup should include a Year 2 and 3 teacher. English Leads are also invited to join each session to support implementation.

  • Opportunities to network and learn from each other in 3 face-to-face training days. Lunch provided.
  • The training programme will include CPD input, workgroup-directed activity and professional dialogue opportunities with the programme’s facilitators.
  • Explore implementation in English lessons and across the curriculum.
  • At the end of the year, colleagues will plan a transition activity for the current Year 2 cohort.
  • Suitable for teachers in mixed age Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classes as well as single year group classes

This extensive programme of support has been heavily subsidised by the EEF and Derbyshire Local Authority. The cost to each school is £100.

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Exact dates will be emailed after all schools have confirmed their places

We have reserved week commencing dates for the programme next academic year. Once all schools have confirmed their attendance we will be able to confirm numbers and book venues. We are aiming to book a venue within a 30 minute travel window for all schools where possible.

Final dates will be share before the end of this academic year. 

KS1‑2 Briefing


Book Your School Place


We have remaining spaces available for infant/​junior and primary schools still to join us. If you are interested in signing up to the KS1- KS2 Programme you can still register your interest by clicking the image above or clicking here: CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SCHOOL PLACE

If you have any queries or questions around this please contact:

hfroome1@​satrust.​com or amyford@​satrust.​com

School Agreement

Headteachers of each participating school will need to sign and date a copy of the School Agreement (below) and return to lynn.​steventon@​derbyshire.​gov.​uk.

(If you completed this agreement following the November briefing, that will suffice – there is no need to complete it again.)

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Launch Briefing 6th July


For all schools signed up to the KS1- KS2 programme there will be a launch event held online on 6th July 2022. Timing: 1pm – 2.30pm. The aim of this launch event is to share core course material, an overview of the programme and spend time with your cluster colleagues.

We are aware that there are some changes of staff for the new academic year and key colleagues may not be able to attend this launch event. If this is the case for your school, please contact hfroome1@​satrust.​com who will ensure a summary video of the event can be recorded and shared.

To access the teams link and all resources for the programme, you will need to have completed the BOOK MY PLACE link above. Once completed you will receive all information and joining instructions.

KS2- KS3 Transition


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This programme will support clusters of schools to implement evidence-informed strategies to develop pupils’ reading skills at the Key Stage 2/3 transition point. The programme has been co-constructed with Derbyshire headteachers, the EEF, Derby Research School and Derbyshire Local Authority. 

The programme will consist of three face-to-face CPD inputs throughout the year culminating in a transition project and Learning Gallery event in July. The programme aims to develop collaboration of expertise in the following areas:

  • Curriculum design and sequencing to develop reading skills
  • Pedagogy
  • Pupil transition activity

The KS2 – KS3 programme focuses on disciplinary literacy, exploring vital skills such as accountable talk frameworks, vocabulary instruction and exemplification of subject-specific demands of complex academic texts.

  • Secondary and primary/​junior colleagues are invited to join the programme.
  • Each workgroup as a minimum should include a secondary leader or teacher from a KS3 subject area and the primary/​junior school year 6 teacher. English Leads are also invited to join each session to support implementation.
  • The programme offers opportunities to network and learn from each other in 3 face-to-face training days. Lunch provided.
  • The training programme will include CPD input, workgroup-directed activity and professional dialogue opportunities with one of the programme’s facilitators.
  • Explore implementation of disciplinary literacy strategies across the curriculum.
  • At the end of the year, colleagues will plan a transition activity for their Year 6 cohort.

This extensive programme of support has been heavily subsidised by the EEF and Derbyshire Local Authority. The cost to each school is £100.

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Exact dates will be emailed after all schools have confirmed their places

KS2‑3 Briefing


There was an online briefing for KS23 Disciplinary Literacy on 4th July 2022.

Please click the image below to get the video link to the briefing where the facilitation team discuss the programme in detail. If you would like anymore information contact Amy Ford – Deputy Director of Derby Research School – amyford@​Satrust.​com

Book Your School Place


Key Stage 2/3 strand (November 2022 – July 2023) Cluster Workgroup Contact Information

Please nominate one colleague from your cluster to co-ordinate completion of the form below and return on behalf of the cluster to register your school places on the programme.

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Cluster co-ordinator: Please return 1 completed copy of the above form per cluster to nicola.​odonnell@​derbyshire.​gov.​uk by 4pm, Friday 30 September 2022.

Derby Research School and Derbyshire LA will hold work email addresses submitted for the duration of the programme to support effective administration. 

We will send further programme details and invitations to participants and workgroup co-ordinators after receiving the cluster forms. 

Each cluster will form a workgroup which will include colleagues from one secondary school and feeder primary schools. As a minimum, each workgroup will include a Key Stage 3 lead from the focus curriculum area and Year 6 teachers from one or more feeder schools. 

To maximise impact, each school is also invited to send an English lead to support implementation of learning throughout school.

Please see additional Guidance Notes for FAQs

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School Agreement


Headteachers of each participating school will need to sign and date a copy of the School Agreement (below) and return to lynn.​steventon@​derbyshire.​gov.​uk. (If you completed this agreement following the November briefing, that will suffice – there is no need to complete it again.)

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Learning Gallery Event Invitation


Our cohort 1 for the KS2/3 Disciplinary Literacy Transition Project are hosting their learning gallery event on 14th July 2022. Timing: 8.30am – 12pm. This final session welcomes all workgroups back together. Each workgroup will showcase their project and take questions. There will also be an opportunity to explore next steps to sustain collaborative partnerships into 2022 – 23.

All schools and their colleagues interested in embarking on the 20222023 KS2/3 transition programme are invited along to this event. It will be an opportunity to see first hand the impact this programme can have for your setting. 

Please see the schedule for the day below. Our keynote speaker will be Sarah Green – Literacy Content Specialist for the EEF. This will be followed by self-selected breakout sessions. Brunch and unlimited beverages will be provided on the morning. The end of the learning gallery event will be a question panel, next steps and closing keynote from the EEF, Derby Research School and Derbyshire Local Authority.

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14th July Learning Gallery Event

This event will be held at the MOUR HOTEL – Sherwood Business Park, Lake View Dr, Nottingham NG150EA. Please see below more details in regards to the venue. 

Please arrive from 8.30am for a 9.00am start. The event will run through until 12.00pm

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How to Book Your Place


You can click the picture link above to book your place on the 14th July event or you can complete the following form to inform us whether you are able to make the Learning Gallery on the 14th July – https://forms.gle/n15F2W5FCMshrzAT6

The deadline for booking places for the event will be the 7th July.
For further information please see the event booklet and flyer below.

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Learning Gallery Event Booklet

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Learning Gallery Flyer 14th July

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