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Welcome back
WiT Prospectus & CPD Programme 2016-17
September Reading Champions Conference
2016-17 Dates for KTC Schools
Message from Scholastic
Pupil Survey & Evaluation
Free Tickets to see Lauren Childs
Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl
Giant Jigsaw Loan
Book Time/ Time to Read
Sue Townsend Award 2016

"Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrifc advantage." Roald Dahl
Happy New School Year
Welcome back! We hope you have had a fantastic, but restful summer break and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead

We have another fantastic programme lined up for 2016/ 17 and are looking forward to seeing you all at the first Reading Champions conference at the end of September. Can we ask if your school has recently appointed a new Reading Champion that you please notify kate.drurey@sdsa.net so that they do not miss out on any upcoming opportunities?

This month sees the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, we'd love to hear if your school has anything planned to mark the occasion! For ideas of how your school can get involved in the celebrations please see below. Don't forget to tweet us a photo @LeicesterWiT!

WiT Prospectus and CPD Programme 2016-17
Please find below links to the WiT Prospectus and CPD Programme for 2016-17. If you have any questions please email kate.drurey@sdsa.net. Please pass the brochures onto any colleagues in school you think may benefit from the information. 

WiT Prospectus 2016/17
WiT CPD Programme 2016-17

September Reading Champions Conference

Promoting Reading - Tuesday 27th September
Stamford Court

We are delighted to welcome award winning children's author Alan Gibbons to our September Reading Champions Conference. Alan was a teacher for over 15 years, working with KS1, KS2 and KS3. To read more about Alan and to book your place please
click here


Dates for KTC Schools
Click here to download the KTC Central Training dates for the year ahead. This training is available to KTC schools only, however if you interested in becoming a KTC school or accessing any of the training please contact ktc@sdsa.net.

Scholastic - School Grant Applications
If your school was successful in applying for Scholastic resources then please note you will need to contact local sales consultant Roger Page in order to access your 20% discount. To discuss this further please email rpage@scholastic.co.uk or call 07789 930485 quoting WiT. 
 

Pupil Survey & Evaluation
Just a reminder that the pupil reading survey is now live. If you are having any trouble accessing your survey please call us on 0116 299 5978.

Also, the deadline for submitting your evaluation is Friday 30th September. 

Please note funding will not be released until both of the above have been completed.

Free tickets to see Lauren Childs

Everybody’s Reading, in partnership with the Literary Leicester Festival  is delighted to be able to offer some of your pupils free tickets to hear international bestselling author Lauren Child at English Martyrs School in Leicester on the morning of Wednesday 16th November. For more information click here. Please note the tickets are on a first come, first served basis so please don't delay getting in touch!


Roald Dahl Day - Centenary Celebrations

Get the Roald Dahl Day party started at your school by signing up for the Puffin Virtually Live free webcast!

On Tuesday 13th September you'll be able to watch a performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical, draw-along with Quentin Blake and invent wondercrump words with the Word Wizards from the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary. Plus there’ll be a message from the cast of The BFG! To sign up click here

For more ideas on how your school can mark this phizz-whizzing occasion download the official Roald Dahl Party Pack here.


Twits Giant Jigsaw Loan
We have 6 fantastic GIANT Twits themed jigsaws available for schools to borrow. They're a great tool for promoting reading and team building skills with pupils. For more information, photos and to book them for your school please email kate.drurey@sdsa.net. 

Booktime/ Time to Read
If you haven't done so already please can all Foundation Coordinators contact Paul Gobey about the delivery of Time to Read (previously known as Booktime) to their Foundation 2 children. Can we ask that you please pass this message on to the appropriate colleague. For further information please click here.

Sue Townsend Award 2016
This is just a reminder that the deadline to submit entries for the Sue Townsend Award is Friday 9th September. As a reminder this competition is for Year 8/9 students who show greatest promise in their creative writing. For more information and to download the entry form please click here
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