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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School



Introduction to Transforming your School’s Reading Culture

The 'TSRC' programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme aimed at primary English Leads. During the course of the programme, participants will engage deeply with reading for pleasure pedagogy and leadership theory to transform their school's reading culture. Participants will attend 5 session and complete gap tasks in-between sessions. Those who commit will be expected to attend all sessions. 

Please click here to watch a recording of the introductory webinar that was held on Monday 5th September which gives more detail about the content of the programme and how it runs, or alternatively access the powerpoint here: TSRC intro webinar 5.9.22.pptx

In order to apply to join the programme please complete the attached audit form and return to the following email address by 30th September:

Audit form: TSRC_Audit_and_HT_Statement_QjuRxcG.docx


Accelerator Fund Support for Phonics 2022-23 (East Sussex Schools)

Information webinar introducing the Accelerator Fund Support for Phonics, specifically for schools in East Sussex.

Schools in East Sussex, one of the new Educational Investment Areas, are eligible to apply for up to £9,000 worth of resource funding. Resource funding must be used to fund the purchase of a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme from the Department’s validated list and its associated training and resources required for implementing the programme with fidelity, in whole or in part, if the school has previously purchased an eligible programme. Alongside this, schools will be also be provided with an audit of their phonics provision and the option of up to 3 days of in school support from one of our highly trained Literacy Specialists.

Monday, 14th November 2022

15:30 - 17:00 online

Please click here to register

Showcase Events

We will be running remote and face to face funded showcases to demonstrate excellent practice in the teaching of early literacy. These half day events provide participants with the opportunity to share best practice in the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics and early reading, whilst promoting a love of reading. 

Any queries please contact

Monday, 5th December 2023

9-12pm online

Please click here to register.




Governor Training

This training will focus on the best practice in early phonics and reading linked to Ofsted and the latest DfE Reading Framework.


Best practice in early phonics and reading

Update on the latest recommendations from Ofsted and the DfE reading framework

Guidance on monitoring phonics in school

Tuesday, 10th January 2023

17:30 - 19:00 online

Please click here to register 


Reading Leader Forum

This academic year we are offering these supportive and informal sessions to Reading Leaders from both our current and graduated partner schools. We would love to have as many Reading Leaders as possible in attendance.

The sessions will focus on a range of aspects linked to the Phonics Reading Leader Role.

There will be plenty of opportunity for informal discussion and chance to network and share experiences with other Reading Leaders who are doing the same job as you.

Each session will be facilitated by two of our Literacy Specialists and will provide a safe and reassuring environment where you can discuss any current issues you have for the teaching of phonics.

Session 1 - Coaching and Observing Phonics  Thursday 1st December 2022, 16:00-17:00. Please click here to register.

Session 2 - Interventions  Thursday 2nd February 2023, 16:00-17:00  Please click here to register.

Session 3 - Preparing for the PSC  Thursday 23rd March 2023, 16:00-17:00  Please click here to register.

Session 4 - Practice Session  Thursday 18th May, 16:00-17:00  Please click here to register.

Session 5 - Evaluation of the year  Thursday 13th July, 16:00-17:00  Please click here to register.



OU 'Reading for Pleasure' Free Online Course 

Please click here to book your place. 


Reading Gladiators Bookclub is now Free

Reading Gladiators is now in its 8th year. And for the first time, this resource is available to all schools, subscription free.

Please click here for more information.

The Children's Bookshow

The Children's Bookshow is a national tour of some of the best writers, illustrators and poets of children's books to theatres across the country, funded by Arts Council England. To find out more, please click here.


Recorded Webinars

Below is a list of our online webinars which have been recorded, if you wish to gain access to any of the recordings please click here or email 

Reading Deep Dive - hosted by Kirsty Godfrey, Ofsted

Exploring Children's Literature - hosted by Trace Parvin

Getting ready for Phonics Screening check YR 2 - in conjunction with Springhill English Hub

NQT Introduction to phonics

Phonics for Year 3 teachers 

Phonics - Getting it right in Reception

Developing social reading environments

Closing the vocabulary gap - part 1 

Closing the vocabulary gap - Part 2 - In conjunction with Springhill English Hub

Building Reading Fluency

Phonics Foundations in Nursery 

An Introduction to the Reading Framework

Governor Training Session