Literacy Leader Network Meeting – 19 June 2019

Summer term 2019 – 19 June 2019 – St Oswald’s Primary School – Special Edition

Early Reading in the new Ofsted Framework

A new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) will be introduced from September 2019. As a main inspection activity, inspectors will focus upon early reading and how well pupils are taught to read.

Our summer term network meeting provides an ideal time for Literacy Leaders to engage with the new framework and their strategic role in early reading. This will the main focus of the meeting. 

The meeting will be held at St Oswald’s Primary academy, where the school have had a recent mock inspection during which they were rigorously assessed on their provision for the teaching of phonics and children’s engagement with, and understanding of stories, non-fiction, poems and rhymes. I or and middle leaders have offered to contribute to our day to share their recent experiences.

During the day, subject leaders will be briefed on the inspection handbook advice on applying the EIF to the teaching of early reading in infant, junior and primary schools. We will consider possible key questions and lines of enquiry that might be followed to allow inspectors to assess how well schools are teaching phonics and supporting all children to become confident, fluent readers.

I will also prepare a simple audit tool based upon the framework to allow colleagues to spend time during the day analysing how well their schools are prepared for the early reading aspect of the EIF and their early reading provision generally. There will also be a simple action planning template available to delegates. 

So that this is not just about Ofsted, we will also look at the EEF research documents, Preparing for Literacy and Improving Literacy in KS1.

As well as the above, there will also be the usual curricular updates, ideas and information about my upcoming courses. 


Please note that this course is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list then please email


Resources from Autumn Meetings 2016

Resources from Spring Meetings 2017

Resources from Summer Meetings 2017

Resources from Autumn Meetings 2017

Resources from Spring and Summer Meetings 2018 and Autumn 2018

Resources from Spring and Summer Meetings 2019





Cost: £170 + VAT  including refreshments and lunch.