This episode looks at how primary schools can teach reading well and considers the components of effective whole-school reading (and literacy) strategies, looking at how to ensure that every child leaves primary school a fluent reader.

The podcast is jam-packed with lots of teaching tips and techniques for the classroom as well as whole-school ideas from our guests to engage pupils and boost reading skills.

We touch upon the early years and early reading work, phonics, reading aloud, improving fluency, using the school library, and how to foster reading for pleasure and the kinds of books that will spark a love of reading for life.

We also discuss the best bits of the DfE's 2021 Reading Framework and the common challenges primary schools must overcome as well as how to engage the most reluctant and most disadvantaged readers.

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