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Reading for Real.


Reading for Real is a flexible approach to teaching reading.

It is a pedagogical model designed to support classroom practitioners in ensuring all threads of teaching reading are incorporated in their sessions. Reading for Real provides a comprehensive guide to the different processes that should feature regularly when reading a text with children. The approach supports teachers to use high quality texts with their children, encouraging engagement, enjoyment and deeper understanding.


Six schools across Yorkshire and The Humber are currently receiving high quality coaching from Nikki Gamble where staff are being trained to support the next wave of schools. While Reading for Real is new to this area, similar Just Imagine programmes have resulted in impressive outcomes from schools elsewhere in the country.

Braeburn Primary and Nursery Academy was one of the 12 schools accepted in the first formal wave, which began in January.