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Building an Outstanding Reading School led by James Clements

DATE: Tuesday 15th October 2019

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: Hilton Hotel, Warwick (Junction 15, M40)


During the day James will explore:

  • What is an ‘Outstanding Reading School’ and why it matters to your school;
  • The challenges schools face with teaching reading;
  • The role schools and teachers play in helping every child learn to read and learn to love reading;
  • Support staff to develop the skills and knowledge to help every child become a lifelong reader;
  • Effective approaches to teaching comprehension;
  • Opportunities for teaching reading across the school curriculum;
  • How a text based approach to English teaching can support children to become competent, keen readers;
  • Engaging parents in their children’s reading;
  • Developing a rich reading environment;
  • Targeting resources to motivate young readers;
  • Celebrating reading in your school.


James Clements – For ten years, James worked as a senior leader at an outstanding inner-city primary school. He was also a local authority Lead Teacher, leading training and supporting teaching and learning across a network of schools.

James now works as an independent English adviser, supporting schools and local authorities across the country to develop the teaching of reading, writing and drama. He is the founder of Shakespeare and More.com, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the teaching of English in primary schools.

James was consulted on the 2014 National Curriculum for English and is part of the DfE’s English Expert Subject Group.

This event is sponsored by Oxford University Press.

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

Hilton Hotel Stratford Road
Warwick, CV34 6REUnited Kingdom

Who's Attending

65 people are attending English Leaders Conference – James Clements (Autumn 2019)

  • Louise Duncan
  • Sara Poultney
  • Shelley Illey
  • Theresa Arkinstall
  • Frances Palmer
  • Christian Hilton
  • Christian Hilton
  • Anne Woodley
  • Caron Pearman
  • Fiona Caddick
  • Julie Forshew
  • Caroline Bowley
  • Simon Pearson
  • Liz Poultney
  • Wendy Collinson
  • Jane McNally
  • Ruth Haley
  • Rebecca Noon
  • Michelle Gavin
  • Hannah Proctor
  • Dawn Wilson
  • Jane Hunt
  • Sam Pater
  • Julie Clarke
  • Charlene Frost
  • Karen Johnson
  • Nicola Johnson
  • Karen Rollason
  • Hollie Lynch
  • Elaine Field
  • Berni Bates
  • Emma Cafferty
  • Louise Eccles
  • Laura Scott
  • Helen Bason
  • Claire Mottram
  • Nicola Rynott
  • Nicki Kelsall
  • Stephanie Ferries
  • Marjorie Dean
  • Louise Quayle
  • Rachel Stone
  • Alexandra Saika
  • Jo Burn
  • Louise Dodd
  • Lisa Salisbury
  • Kathryn Carey
  • Tracey Mafe
  • Gemma Wright
  • Louise Alexander
  • Paula Duynstee
  • Suzanne Smith
  • Ben Wainwright
  • Jayne Davies
  • Suzie Ellis
  • Sarah Moore
  • Deb Tyrer
  • Hayley Dainty
  • Alli Lalande-Villemin
  • Kathy Clee
  • Sharon Thorpe
  • The Canons Primary
  • Sharon Thorpe
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