'Expert View' Volunteer Training and Development

Tips and tricks to help you and your pupil get the most from your weekly Chapter One reading sessions


Optional extra in-depth volunteer training sessions for 2023-24!

From October to March, we ran our annual series of optional ‘Expert View’ webinars hosted by Chapter One staff and external experts. Topics included how to break the ice with your pupil, getting the most from the Chapter One platform, a deeper dive into how children are taught reading and phonics, how to engage shy and reluctant readers and how to challenge more confident readers.

Watch back the recordings by clicking on the links below!

A Deeper Dive into Phonics and How Reading is Taught to Children in Year 1 and Year 2 of Primary School - delivered by early years literacy specialist Emma Spiers

- 2 October, 9.30-10.30am
- 30 October, 9.30-10.30am **CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING!**
- 17 January, 9.30-10.30am

Additional resource on phonics
Download phoneme chart

Getting Started With Chapter One: Tips and Ideas on How to Break the Ice With Your Pupil - delivered led by Emma Bell, CEO, Chapter One

- 4 October, 11am-12pm
- 14 November, 12-1pm **CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING!**
- 11 January, 12-1pm

Getting Started With Chapter One: How to Make the Best use of the Reading Platform - delivered by Anna Ansted, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Chapter One

- 18 October, 12-1pm **CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING!**
- 22 November, 12-1pm
- 24 January, 12-1pm

Tips on How to Engage Shy and Reluctant Readers - delivered by early literacy specialist Emma Spiers

- 6 November, 9.30-10.30am **CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING**
- 29 January, 9.30-10.30am

How to Challenge and Extend Confident Readers - delivered by early literacy specialist Emma Spiers

- 8 December, 9.30am-10.30am **CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING**
- 19 March, 9.30am-10.30am

How we can use Stories and Reading to Support Children's Wellbeing - delivered by Olivia Richards, founder of The Story Project

- 9 February, 9.30am-10.30am **CLICK HERE TO WATCH RECORDING**

Additional downloadable resource:
Questions and comments to support children’s wellbeing during 1:1 reading sessions

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