Parson Street logoImproving the teaching of Reading Comprehension skills from

Reception to Y6

Parson Street Primary school has a clear progression for the teaching of Reading Comprehension skills. Our recent Ofsted inspection stated ‘Reading is a strength of the school’. We use Reading Detectives skills cards to build children’s knowledge and understanding of the different skills required in order to answer a range of questions for various genres. We can offer support in a variety of ways that can be tailored for your school’s needs. We are still learning but we would like to share our learning with you and at the same time, learn from you.


  • Raising the profile of reading – demonstrating successful strategies
  • 1:1 planning of individual lessons/series of lessons using Reading Detectives skills cards
  • Planning reading comprehension across the curriculum
  • Use of Reading Detectives skills cards with small groups/interventions

Observing lessons:

  • Opportunities to observe Reading Comprehension lessons from Reception to Year 6.
  • Observations of how the teaching of reading skills can be integrated into a topic-based curriculum.
  • Our English Leader / Assistant Head can visit your school and teach a Reading Comprehension lesson to a class of your choice.

Staff development:

  • We can offer CPD staff meetings for teachers and LSAs on how to teach Reading Comprehension skills through the use of Reading Detectives skills cards.
  • Sharing of resources, ideas and games for developing Reading Comprehension skills.
  • How to use Reading Comprehension lessons to improve progress and attainment.


Bespoke according to the school’s needs.


Please contact: Head Teacher Mark Lacey on 0117 9030226 or