Once a school has been trained, our experienced trainers return to work with your leadership team.

The trainer shows the Reading Leader how to coach reading teachers in lessons, run weekly practice times using our Portal films, and train tutors to help all children make speedy progress.

Our team is available to run Development Days either in school or remotely via Zoom.

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Choose the focus for your Development Day:

In-school or remote support

Our consultant trainers work collaboratively with the leadership team and staff to ensure all children learn to read and write. New schools find that one Development Day per term helps get them off to a secure start. We work more regularly with schools needing intensive support.

During the Covid-19 crisis, trainers can work remotely with you via Zoom for 4 hours split into sessions throughout the day. 

They help with the assessment, organisation, tutoring the slowest progress children and the best provision for children learning from home.

Read Ruth's thoughts on the importance of Development Days in her blog.

To talk to us about booking a Development Day for your school, email us at admin@ruthmiskin.com.

Development Days have been graded Outstanding by the DfE.

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Frequently asked questions

Does the school have to be closed on a Development Day?

No, the school is open as usual and Read Write Inc. lessons take place. The Reading Leader needs to be released from class for the day to work alongside the trainer. The Headteacher should be available at the beginning and end of the day too.

We have just had a Development Day and we don’t have access to the Portal?

Schools gain access to our online portal after a Phonics or Fresh Start Development Day. If you have issues logging in, please get in touch with the team on admin@ruthmiskin.com or 01275 331230.

How many Development Days should we book?

Schools find that 1 Development Day per term helps get them off to a secure start, or 1 every half term if they are in challenging circumstances. Once Read Write Inc. programmes are up and running, 1 or 2 a year should be enough.

What is the most cost-effective way of booking Development Days?

A Development Day is £700+VAT.

We offer a Bundle of 6 Days for £3600+VAT (saving £600) or a Mini Bundle of 3 Days for £1800+VAT (saving £300).


Please note all 3 days from a Mini Bundle must take place within 1 year of the first day booked.

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