Last reviewed on 29 March 2022
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Share our self-assessment tool with teachers to evaluate their subject knowledge and teaching confidence. Use their reflections to help you fill in our audit tool, where you'll find resources to allow you to address any gaps.

Ask staff to evaluate their own skills and knowledge 

Download and share our self-assessment 

This will:

  • Give you a good understanding of how confident your staff feel teaching reading
  • Help them reflect on their own skills and knowledge

It's based on the DfE's 2021 reading framework and covers areas such as: 

  • Language comprehension 
  • Storytimes 
  • Teaching phonics 
  • Assessment

Encourage staff to respond honestly, emphasising that you want to help them feel more comfortable and confident teaching the subject. Using our tools to intervene and support them will help you strengthen and promote your reading provision.

Audit your current reading provision to find areas to develop

Once your staff have filled out the self-assessment tool, use their reflections and this audit tool to build up a picture of the strengths of their teaching, and areas where they may need more support. 

It suggests where you may look for evidence