top of page
Reading online course.jpg

Reading online CPD

Build adult expertise in teaching reading comprehension and increase school commitment to ensuring all pupils are excellent readers by enrolling on this course. 

The modular, flexible nature of the course means that you can study at a depth and breadth that is right for you and your current role.  There is no time limit on accessing the course, so you can keep coming back to tutorials and supporting resources.

There is a great mix of THEORY - to deepen knowledge and increase your ability to make professional decisions about the development of reading.  And PRACTICAL - to help you implement the theory and create fantastic reading comprehension lessons. 

Why choose ICTWAND reading.jpg

a) Gain a deep understanding of how reading comprehension develops from EYFS to Year 6 - phase specific advice and resources;

b) Add extra sparkle to your lessons: having explored different ways of teaching reading comprehension you will be a master at engaging pupils with texts;

c) Maximise the impact of comprehension lessons and ensure your pupils make great progress;  

d) Improve your ability to diagnose and address pupil difficulties;

e) Build amazing pupil skills - reading for pleasure, reading to learn, reading to understand, reading different types of text, reading across the curriculum.

By completing this course you will be knowledgeable about the problems pupils encounter when reading and confident to resolve issues.

Video tutorials teaching reading comprehension.jpg

Video tutorials to help share theory and develop practice.  Train in pairs, train in phases, train individually - the choice is yours.  There are videos of varying length throughout the course.  The mix of think pieces, video tutorials and practical resources has received very positive feedback.

Knowledge transfer (1).jpg

I have had the privilege of building my knowledge over many years and I have worked with many different schools.  I want to share my expertise with you.  I want colleagues to feel skilled, confident and knowledgeable about teaching reading.  I also want to make it as easy as possible to implement theory in the classroom.  I want to tackle the tricky issues and equip adults to create amazing lessons.

Video content.jpg

Video advert

Why choose this course?

  • Depth: This is an extensive course which will enable you to become an expert in teaching reading comprehension.

  • Problem solving: This course will help you to diagnose and solve problems that are holding back pupil progress.

  • Flexibility: The modular design allows you to study at a depth and breadth to suit your role.

  • All year groups: Suitable for colleagues in EYFS through to Year 6 enabling colleagues to study together or individually.

  • Breadth: Looks at a range of topics, including nonfiction and word reading.

  • Range of resources: Video tutorials, audits & checklists, workbooks, printables, think pieces, classroom resources, leadership tools - all at your finger tips.

  • Research & good practice: Based on a firm foundation of research, colleagues can be reassured that the training will have impact.

Email or use the form below to express an interest.

Study booklets.jpg

Workbooks are provided to help you get the most from the course.  Develop background knowledge and increase your expertise in the challenges of teaching reading comprehension.

EEF Reading comprehension research found that improving reading comprehension strategies are high impact on average (+6 months).  The course covers the theory needed to ensure all your pupils become excellent readers, able to comprehend challenging texts. 

Printables reading comprehension.jpg

Displays, bookmarks, classroom activities - a range of printable resources.  A powerful framework.  I know a number of schools use VIPERS - this framework goes beyond this to include elements linked to METACOGNITION.  It is important that as pupils progress through KS2 they can become more independent readers and are able to assess their own success / next steps for development. The extra elements help boost performance of reading comprehension in the short and long term.  It incorporates the best elements from research.

EYFS reading.jpg

There is something for everyone - in every key stage!

SATs reading.jpg
course journey.jpg
Book talk reading comprehension.jpg

Materials to support booktalk.  Help all learners become confident in text discussions with sentence stems, activity ideas, supporting resources, scaffolding.

Planning sheets reading comprehension.jpg

A range of planning sheets to help you implement each section of the course.

Worksheets reading comprehension.jpg

Stacks of reading comprehension worksheets, lesson ideas and activities.

Activities for independent reading.jpg
toolkit of talk structures reading comprehension.jpg

There are just too many resources to show them all here!

reading comprehension training benefits.jpg

“Wow! Brilliant ideas that I can use straight away in class.”

“The balance of classroom examples, instructions and research documents makes the course interesting and kept my attention.”


 “It has given me a real boost to think more about how reading is taught and what the children need. Thank you.”

It is anticipated that colleagues will use the course to study independently and in small groups across an academic year.   Colleagues can dip in and out of the course at any time, e.g. return to particular modules, access classroom resources. - There is no need to renew each year - it is a onetime payment.

Pricing structure (+ VAT)

Individual user = £300

Small group account - up to 8 users in the same school = £600

Reading pricing table.jpg


Pricing structure (+ VAT)

Individual user = £300

* Special offer : Small group account - up to 8 users in the same school = £600

Do you need more than 8 users?   Buy a small school subscription and then add on additional users at £40 per user. 

For example:

20 teachers / TAs = £600 (first 8 colleagues) + £40 next 12 colleagues = £1080 

30 teachers / TAs = £600 (first 8 colleagues) + £40 next 22 colleagues = £1480

Do you need more than 40 colleagues to have access to the training? Get in touch for a quote.

Not sure which pricing structure is right for you?  We are happy to provide a quote.

Send us a message to express your interest in reading comprehension - or email us at

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page