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Reading Recovery National Conference: What Does it Take to Grow Literacy?

23 April 2016, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Event Information

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Logan Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Feature sessions by leading experts in the field of literacy learning and literacy difficulties.


  • Pie Corbett, Educational writer and adviser, poet
  • Julia Douetil, Director, International Literacy Centre, UCL Institute of Education

Feature sessions include:

  • Reading into writing into reading
  • Progression in writing - a steady climb uphill or a meandering walk through the woods?
  • What happens at Book Level 10? The challenges of reading higher-level texts for children 
  • Reading Recovery: a cost-effective literacy intervention
  • Comprehension - process or product
  • Making the pieces fit - the complex jigsaw puzzle that is reading Reading Recovery teachers instigating change in school
  • Roaming around the known: a backwards look at this strange phenomenon some thirteen years after personal introduction
  • How does visionary leadership create an 'outstanding' primary school for literacy?
  • Going deeper or going forward? Progress through a gradient of challenge in text reading
  • Growing up: Guiding Reading in Key Stage 2

Audience: classroom teachers, student teachers, Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders, KS1 literacy coordinators, SENCOs, head teachers, literacy consultants and literacy advocates

To download the conference programme and registration form visit International Literacy Centre (ILC) website.

To register online visit the UCL Online Store.

Registration fee:

  • £98 early bird (if you register by 29 February 2016)
  • £125 standard fee
  • £75 for UCL students and staff

For further information please contact Graham Knight : ilc@ioe.ac.uk