Pupils and parents at Southcoates Academy took part in curriculum workshops to help improve children’s skills and promote healthy parent-teacher relations.

The workshops, led by Dr David Lamb and speech and language therapist Claire Robinson, focused on teaching pupils reading, speaking and listening skills at their own pace, providing them with support from teachers and parents when they needed it. This new paired reading strategy aims to improve pupils’ confidence in their own capacity to develop and learn.

Academy principal Ted Chamberlain said: “This project has helped staff in school develop strategies to improve children’s listening skills and vocabulary. We would like to thank everyone who helped make the evening such a success. We are planning to re-run the reading workshop and offer a maths one as well in the summer term.”