Reading: SATs 2019 Head Start Workshop

Many pupils struggled with the language contained in this year's Reading SAT. This half-day, facilitated workshop will provide practical support on how to address the key issues your pupils faced in preparation for next year's paper.

  • Practical and informative
  • Simple but effective take-away ideas
  • Tailored support for your school on the day
  • Professional experience to enhance your school's current aproach
Explore course dates and locations
Half Day
9:30am - 12pm or 1pm - 3:30pm

About this workshop

Use the lessons learned from this year’s Reading SAT paper to address the key barriers to children's success and develop the important skills all of your children need for next year and beyond.

This half-day, workshop-style course will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of your school’s/pupils’ experience of the 2018 Reading SATs papers and explore tips and ideas to overcome any specific issues.

Bring your own thoughts and ideas about how your pupils responded to this year’s assessment. In this highly effective and practical workshop, you will discuss problem areas in order to establish ways to address potential barriers to success.

Discover a range of effective activities and approaches to use in your school to develop the skills pupils need for next year. These will help any gaps to be plugged, any positive areas to be polished and will help you leave safe in the knowledge that you are fully equipped to answer any questions about:

  • Your pupils’ performance
  • Addressing Reading subject-specific vocabulary
  • How to move forward
  • An action plan for next year’s SATs

"Great, practical ideas for working in the classroom as well as possible whole-school initiatives" - Debbie Mitchelhill, Class Teacher, Rolls Crescent Primary School


  • Consider and analyse the question types in the 2018 SATs paper
  • Discover practical, attainment-enhancing games and activities to take away and implement immediately across the school, to help your pupils effectively apply their knowledge
  • Increase your understanding of how reading comprehension and word reading expectations of the National Curriculum can translate into everyday practice - simply and effectively
  • Your trainer can help you review your initial thoughts about likely pupil outcomes and share some tips on how to feed these back to SLT, governors and parents

You will also receive a comprehensive breakdown document, analysing the different question types within the 2018 Reading SAT paper.


At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue. 

This half-day course is available as either a morning or afternoon session, as below:

  • London, 21st November 2018, 1pm-3:30pm
  • Southampton, 23rd November 2018, 9:30am-12 noon

19 June 2019
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
    20 June 2019
    De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR
      02 July 2019
      Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ
        08 July 2019
        Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
          10 July 2019
          De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR