Inference Training – Intervention for TAs and teacher pairs (day 2)
DateThu, 31st January, 2019
Time1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
One day in the Autumn Term 2018 and a half day follow up in Spring Term 2019
Research suggests that around ten percent of pupils who decode well may experience problems understanding text.
Inference training is based on the work of Professor Jane Oakhill and Nicola Yuill at Sussex University and is designed to improve reading comprehension for pupils who decode adequately but experience problems understanding text.
Inference training is a 20 lesson intervention delivered for groups of four pupils in Year 4 to 7 by an adult (teaching assistant or teacher). The intervention was evaluated by Professor Greg Brooks in 2007, 2013 and 2016 and rated as highly effective. (http://www.interventions for literacy.org.uk/assets/What- works-5th-edition-pdf)
The intervention has a manual with a choice of 85 texts to use, plus a range of resources to use in classrooms.
This course is designed for teacher assistant and teacher pairs, as the latter have a role in maintaining quality assurance of the intervention. The day will provide an opportunity to work with children in years 4 and 5.
Total: £450 for the teacher and TA together
Course name:Inference Training – Intervention for TAs and teacher pairs (day 2)
Date:Thu, 31st January, 2019
Time:1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Tony Whatmuff worked as a class teacher and Deputy Head in schools in Merseyside, London and Leicester for 20 years. For the last 10 years he has been involved in school improvement and teacher training.
Tony is the National Trainer for Inference Training –improving reading comprehension in Primary and Secondary schools, based on the work of Nicola Yuill, Jane Oakhill and Kate Cain. There are 75 accredited inference trainers across the country and Tony works with the Institute of Education to coordinate training and support.
Inference training was highly praised in Professor Brooks’ 2013 publications, What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties? Inference training is also one of the seven “Closing the Gap” interventions currently being evaluated in a national study funded by the Education Endowment Fund.