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Comprehending Comprehension: Making the Invisible Visible led by Tony Whatmuff

This event is sponsored by Oxford University Press


During the day delegates will gain an insight and understanding of: 

  • Characteristics of reading comprehension and barriers to pupils experience 
  • Gaining quick insights into what comprehension strategies pupils may be using or neglecting: tools for adults to use
  • Classroom strategies to boost attainment in reading comprehension. Helping pupils feel confident in test reading – some best practice approaches to boost attainment in national assessments
  • What now? Back at school-how does school change happen?

The day will include presentations, films of classroom practice, discussion/activity and a range of materials for participants to try in classrooms and share with colleagues. 


Tony Whatmuff has worked in primary and secondary schools in Merseyside, London and the Midlands for 25 years, continually researching and uncovering new things about effective teaching and learning in literacy. For the last 15 years Tony has been a literacy specialist across KS1-4, as well as working with University College London and the Institute of Education. Tony is also the National Trainer for Inference Training – a class and group approach to improving reading comprehension in primary and secondary schools, based on the research of Nicola Yuill and Professor Jane Oakhill at Sussex University. Tony continues to be passionate about improving young people’s attainment and providing engaging, effective learning experiences in school. 


This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for ENGLISH subject development.

There is one place available per subscribing school. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £105 per person.  Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £180 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

Stoneleigh Park Stoneleigh Road (B4113)
Kenilworth, CV8 2LG United Kingdom

Who's Attending

67 people are attending English Conference 2018 – Tony Whatmuff

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  • Juliette Westwood
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  • Angie Lamley
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  • Jane Price
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  • Elizabeth Poultney
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  • Lisa Bernard
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  • Jane McNally
  • Caron Pearman
  • Karen Johnson
  • Brenda Law
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  • Carolyne Johnston
  • Louise Mohacsi
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  • Ruth Haley
  • Lisa Morris
  • Jocelyn Hilton
  • Lorna Beasey
  • Andrew Morris
  • Gemma Wright
  • Elaine Field
  • Mandy Walker
  • Claire Mottram
  • Rachel Reed
  • Dawn Wilson
  • Lisa Poultney
  • Kate Meiklejohn
  • Jan Tait
  • Joanne Charles
  • Jane Hills
  • Joanne Taylor
  • Jeanette Lovejoy
  • Jen Bolland
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  • Jane Le Poidevin
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  • Charis Fletcher
  • Ed O'Hara
  • Louise Eccles
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