Big Reading(BR1)

Provider: Andrell Education Ltd
£200.00 + VAT Conference
£45.00 + VAT Per delegate, (min 20). INSET

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Description From the conception of Big Reading more than seven years ago to its launch and current success, the driving force behind Big Reading has always been for all children to learn to become readers
Duration 1 day (9.00am- 3:30pm)

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

There is now an age expectation for achievement at the end of every year of primary education. In most subjects this can be measured with a simple, ‘Yes – he/she can do it’ or, ‘No – he/she can’t do it’. In reading, the judgment is complicated by the fact that the outcomes of learning are judged against numerous factors, where reading skills are
intertwined with how difficult a text is to a) read, and b) understand, whilst also considering how well the child can articulate their answers, ideas and justifications. These factors are interdependent of each other and have a global impact on the readers’ responses.

In addition, judgments on some of the skills require profound professional knowledge that many generalist teachers may not possess and thus agreement of judgments can be fraught. It is for this reason that an objective measurement system is useful and this document provides that.

Within the age related expectations / standards, each assessment statement given is numbered with a corresponding column to direct the user to the ‘Reading skill’ the point relates to:
Read: Decode
Retrieve (R): Retrieve
Explore (E): ExplORE – AUthor – language & viewpoint – (the ‘orr’ sound in the two words gives the clue)
Analyse (A): Structure and organisation
Deduce (D): Deduce & Infer – deducing by making logical conclusions from information given in the text and inferring by having the ability to go beyond the information given in the text based on the reader’s personal experience, knowledge or opinion.

In order to track progress termly within the year, each year’s expectation (named Standards) has been further sub-divided into three, Emergent (E), Secure (S) and Advanced / Assessment Point (A). Pupils who achieve ‘Advanced’ in their reading must always be assessed for the next year’s expectation / standard and many will achieve entry to it. This is because the ‘Advanced’ section is not a full third, but rather is designed as a port hole or trap door to prevent entry to the next year before the pupil is truly ready. Having passed through the port hole successfully, most pupils will score on the next year.

Evidence underpinning this approach

In January 2014 Andrell Education and Oxford University Press once again teamed up to bring teachers the ‘Oxford Assessment and Levelling Guide for Reading’. This outstanding reading system is used to assess and promote reading progression

How users/participants can evaluate success

We provide an extensive range of free resources for teachers to help them embed the paedogogy of our approaches. You will find all these resources at

Follow-up activities and support

We provide a range of different packages for schools who are wanting continued support throughout the implementation of Big Reading including one to one support, lesson demonstrations and joint lesson observations. We also have an office open from Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm with a team that are available to answer any queries that you may have before or after training.


Presented by Sarah Threlkeld-Brown, this course will have the following timings:

Meeting: 8:30am - 9:00am

Session One 9:00am - 10:30am

Break - 10:30am - 10:50am

Session Two: 10:50am - 12:30pm

Break: 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Session Three: 1:15pm - 3:15pm

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.