Supporting Reading in KS2: a workshop for Teaching Assistants

October 6, 2022 1:00 pm £50 Online

The session runs from 1pm – 3pm.

Join this interactive, online workshop specifically designed to support TAs in their work with pupils. 

This session aims to develop Teaching Assistants’ practice in their work to support pupils to develop Key Stage 2 reading skills and strategies. The elements of reading – word reading, fluency and comprehension – will be explained and TAs will have the opportunity to explore a variety of practical, proven approaches for supporting pupils, including for those pupils who struggle with reading, in developing their strategies and skills across the elements. 

This session is suitable for Teaching Assistants working in KS2. The session would also be suitable for volunteer readers who regularly support pupils’ reading. Please note: KS2 TAs or volunteer readers who are supporting pupils to learn and apply KS1 reading objectives may find it helpful to attend the Supporting Reading in KS1 workshop on 29.9.22 

Participants will: 

  • develop an understanding of the elements of reading and the associated skills and strategies 
  • consider the range of approaches to support reading and how they can be used effectively to meet learners’ needs 
  • discuss the use of quality, focused questioning and feedback in reading 
  • acquire practical ideas for use back in school 

Joining instructions and course material will be sent out beforehand.

Due to the interactive nature of the session, please be aware that a ticket admits one delegate only.


Training team

Susie Spolander