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Supporting the Development of Reading – What We Do Makes a Difference led by Jennifer Cotton


This session will enable teaching assistants to consider, and develop, how they contribute to the development of pupils’ reading. It will cover best practice to support progress with reading accuracy and also reading comprehension.

Teaching Assistants will be supplied with electronic versions of some useful resources; these materials can be used freely only within the participating school.

It would be useful for colleagues attending to bring a small selection of the reading books they usually work with in their classrooms.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a repeat of the 2016-17 session.

Jennifer Cotton  JENNIFER COTTON

Jennifer Cotton has been specialising in teaching pupils with special educational needs (SEN) for over 20 years.  She has a Masters level qualification in SEN and she also has additional specialist qualifications in assessing and teaching learners with dyslexia.  Jennifer has been working for Leicestershire Learning Support Service for 15 years. In her role, she runs training events for teachers and teaching assistants on a range of topics including dyslexia, reading and writing. She also carries out assessments of pupils and suggests next steps for learning. She is always seeking to develop her own practice by teaching pupils herself.


This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer CPD programme for TEACHING ASSISTANTS.

There is one place available per subscription. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £50 per person.  Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £65 per person. Invoices to be paid prior to the event.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk



Henley Golf & Country Club Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire B95 5QA United Kingdom 01564 793715

Who's Attending

15 people are attending TA CPD – Supporting The Development of Reading (Henley)

  • Eleanor Choudry
  • Maggie Godfrey
  • Julia Wallace
  • Alex Chamberlain
  • Jane Price
  • Fiona Caddick
  • Kathy Clee
  • Sarah Eadon