Leading educationalist visits North Walsham school

A north Norfolk school which has been praised for the way its staff teach children to read is set to be visited by a leading educationalist.

North Walsham Infant School and Nursery has been singled out by school inspectorate Ofsted for its use of teaching children the Read Write system, which works by using synthetic phonics - a system that encourages youngsters to learn sounds first, before they are taught to build words, then to build sentences.

In recent weeks, its success was held up as a national example of good practice in an Ofsted report about reading, which named it among 12 of the best schools in England for teaching reading.

On Tuesday, March 22, as part of Read Write Action Day, Ruth Miskin, the nationally famous author of the Read Write Inc literacy programme will be attending visitor's day at the school.

Ms Miskin will be meeting headteachers and other teachers from across Norfolk, many of whom will come and look around the school in the morning and see the Read Write lessons in action before gathering locally for a conference afternoon hosted by Ms Miskin.

Ms Miskin will then come to school later on and lead a meeting for the school staff.