NEW: Nikki Gamble and Just Imagine – Between the Lines: Comprehension       (3 day programme)

NEW: Nikki Gamble and Just Imagine – Between the Lines: Comprehension (3 day programme)

Course dates: January 14th – April 28th  2020

Course venue: Whitehall Primary School (TBC)

£120 +VAT per session or £350 +VAT for all

  • If you have been attending this programme, day 3 will be rearranged next academic year

This year we are very excited to welcome Nikki Gamble to Bristol to work with teachers and English subject leaders. Nikki has a national reputation for excellent training and development in supporting the teaching of reading and English: we are delighted to introduce our partnership with Just Imagine this year. This comprehensive, practical and interactive course explores the full range of reading skills. It addresses knowledge-based and skills-based perspectives and proposes pedagogical practices which develop skills in rich and purposeful contexts. The content draws on a two-year research project managed by Just Imagine and funded by the DfE and London School Excellence Fund.  It is informed by work undertaken for Guiding Readers – Layers of Meaning, winner of the UKLA Academic Book of the Year 2017 (Wayne Tennent, David Reedy, Angela Hobsbaum and Nikki Gamble). It will support teachers in deepening their understanding of the teaching of reading and comprehension through a range of strategies and contexts.

Areas of focus:

  • Understanding comprehension and inference
  • Selecting texts and mapping the potential of the text
  • The importance of discussion and dialogue
  • The most effective evidence-based strategies including reciprocal reading strategies, visualisation, use of graphic organisers, text marking, think aloud, authentic questioning and other metacognitive strategies
  • Robust vocabulary instruction
  • Comprehending fiction, non-fiction and poetry
  • Teacher assessment
  • Auditing and action planning


  • Day 1: 14th January 2020:  9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 2: 10th March 2020: 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 3: 28th April 2020: 9.30am – 3.00pm

(please note, we have added a new date for day 3 due to the original October date being postponed)

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£120 +VAT per session or £350 +VAT for all

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