Our training for Reading Leaders and Headteachers ensures effective leadership of the Read Write Inc. Phonics and Read Write Inc. Fresh Start programmes. Using 'team practice sessions' and bite-sized action steps, you'll be confident that your school's management is on the road to Outstanding.

On Day 1

On Day 1, we show you how to use assessment data to keep children working at their challenge level, and how to coach one-to-one tutors to teach sound-blending to slower progress children.

How is it organised?

For Headteachers and Reading Leaders

To support lessons with five to eight-year-olds

Trained over two days at a regional venue

On Day 2

On Day 2, we show you how to make the most of your CPD: how to set up weekly practice sessions, coach teachers and give feedback, and organise half-termly pupil progress meetings.


Our dynamic trainers use teaching and assessment films to help you practise and prepare in your role as Reading Leader.

Two one-day trainings for Reading Leaders and Headteachers leading Read Write Inc. Phonics and/or Fresh Start in their school. This training is usually booked after in-school training. Days can be attended in either order.

Book regional training at one of our venues across the country here.

See full list of prices and packages

Frequently asked questions

What is the training content and timings?

Day 1 content:

-        Assessment

-        Grouping and tracking

-        Daily one-to-one tutoring

-        Improving accurate word reading

-        Preparing for the Phonics Screening Check

-        Building speedy word reading

Timings: 9am to 3.30pm

Day 2 content:

-        Practice sessions and coaching

-        One-to-one practice sessions

-        Pupil Progress meetings

-        Back-up plan

Timings: 9am to 3.30pm

Is this training for Reading Leaders only?

The training is designed for Reading Leaders and Headteachers or other SLT and helps ensure the leadership and implementation of Read Write Inc. is as effective as can be.

Does booking Day 1 online immediately give me the discount for Day 2?

No – you will have to make a second booking for Day 2 and note in the comments box that you have attended Day 1 and its date.

Does it matter in which order I attend the two training days?

No, you can attend Day 1 and 2 in whichever order is more suitable to you. The Special Offer will still be valid.