Opening Doors: Building a Rich, Reading Curriculum
Thursday 21 January 2021 | Sandy Park, Exeter | 09:00 - 13:00
Reading has been firmly re-established at the heart of the curriculum in light of the revised Education Inspection Framework.
This event will support schools with both guidance on what to expect from Ofsted, in relation to reading, and also some real inspiration to support your school to build a rich reading curriculum.
Our keynote speaker Bob Cox will empower you to integrate an ‘Opening Doors’ strategy and build genuine cultural capital within your curriculum.
Key Reasons to Attend
Reflect on your curriculum and the place of reading within it
Be inspired to challenge pupils to access rich, creative, unique, and fascinating stories and poems
Receive a copy of Bob Cox’s ‘Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum’ (KS1 or KS2)
About Bob Cox
Bob Cox is the author of the award winning ‘Opening Doors’ series and has been presenting ideas about high quality learning and English at regional, national and international conferences for twelve years. Bob’s books, which won an educational resource award in 2017, support moves towards a richer, deeper and more creative English curriculum. Bob also works in schools to stimulate approaches using quality texts: picturebooks, children’s fiction, poetry and great literature. Bob was a teacher for 23 years, then worked in school improvement for 5 years for an LA .
Everywhere, Bob emphasises a love of literature and a knowledge of great writers as springboards to excellence.
Recent briefs have included keynotes for ‘Reading Rocks’, ‘The Oxford Reading Spree’, Lancashire and Hampshire LAs, at MAT conferences and at Optimus national events. In February,2019, Bob gave a keynote for The National Association for the Teaching of English and he also had the privilege of being accepted to speak at The Education Festival at Wellington College, 2019. Ongoing support in many, many schools has helped the impact of the opening doors strategies spread across the UK, taking increasingly flexible forms. Bob and his team are often asked to return to areas to help embed the impact of deeper approaches, for example in Macclesfield and Harlepool. In 2018 Bob was asked to run insets and work for four days with a school in Singapore.
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