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Primary Network Webinar – The Reading Framework

Online / Tuesday 23 November 2021

Key implications for school leaders

At the end of the last academic year, in July 2021, the government published a new framework for reading which aims to support schools meet the expectations for early reading set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and National Curriculum as well as aligning with Ofsted’s inspection framework.

Join the SSAT Primary Network webinar on Tuesday 23rd November between 4-5pm where Laura Burton, Head of the Primary Network at SSAT and Sophie Powell, Executive Headteacher at The Compass Partnership of Schools, will update school leaders on the key points of the framework and the implications for schools and school leaders.

Key Speakers

Laura Burton, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

Laura Burton, SSAT

Laura joined SSAT in 2019 as a Senior Education Lead for the Primary Network. She has worked in a diverse range of primary schools as a senior leader and has also worked for her local authority. Laura is passionate about enabling meaningful collaboration to share best practice and empowering schools to refine their practice.

Sophie Powell, Executive Headteacher, The Compass Partnership of Schools

Sophie Powell

Sophie has worked in education for over 20 years, mainly in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. She first became a Headteacher of Heronsgate Primary School, an outstanding school, in 2010. She went onto become the Headteacher of South Rise Primary School in 2012 and then took on the leadership of Wingfield Primary School, as an Executive Headteacher in 2014. She has worked for The Compass Partnership of Schools since 2014 as an Executive Headteacher and is Trust Lead for School Improvement, CPL, Leadership Development, and Induction. She is a Trustee for a small local Trust and also sits on the Primary Steering Group for SSAT with Laura Burton.

Sophie is passionate about designing learning that engages children in deeply meaningful experiences and placing these at the heart of the classroom. She is an advocate of a well-designed, purposefully sequenced curriculum that facilitates knowledge acquisition over time. She has a particular interest in children’s outcomes, learning in the Early Years and the use of digital technologies to enhance learning in schools.

This webinar is free for SSAT members.

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Date and time:

Tuesday 23 November 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm