Initial Training Courses
Reading Quest has designed a two-day initial training course for those wanting to become practitioners. These may be teachers or teaching assistants working in schools where pupils require a literacy boost.
The first day’s training prepares delegates to return to school and begin to work with one child initially. The charity provides support for the delegates in the early stages and helps with the testing of the child’s reading and spelling levels.
Some five weeks after the first day, a second day of training takes place, where delegates are able to reflect on their experiences of teaching the Reading Quest programme one-to-one.
There is Open College Network accreditation built into the training and delegates are also supported with putting together a portfolio of their teaching experience.
The Initial Training is for:
- Teaching assistants
- Sponsored corporate volunteers
- Special needs co-ordinators
- Literacy co-ordinators
- Key stage 1 and 2 leaders
[jbox color="yellow"]Anyone wanting to know any more information or to book training should
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All delegates must prove that they have a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check on their status to work with children, or must contact Reading Quest at least six weeks before the start of the course to organise the check.[/jbox]
Reading Quest Initial Training is accredited by the OCN (Open College Network) for a maximum of 6 credits at Level 2. Candidates are required to have passed GCSE English Grade A-C (or equivalent). To complete the training delegates will need to submit a portfolio and attend at least one subsequent refresher day.
Cost per delegate: £370
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Refresher Training Courses
Once delegates have completed the initial training, they are able to attend Refresher Training sessions, which take place once a term. The half-day refresher workshops are for up to 25 delegates and are a perfect opportunity for further professional development.
The aims of the refresher workshop are:
- To hone professional practice
- To share professional knowledge
- To sharpen the Reading Quest method
- To enhance portfolio
- To complete accreditation process
Delegates explore some aspect of their teaching practice, such as writing, phonics, English as a second language, storytelling, resources, strategies, etc. It is an opportunity for them to share their practical experiences of Reading Quest.
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