Literacy Provision in Secondary Education with Nikki Turnock from Northumberland PRU

In this episode of Courageous Classrooms, Sarah and her guest Nikki Turnock from Northumberland PRU discuss the critical importance of reading skills, particularly in underprivileged communities. They highlight how reading is not just important within education, but also a matter of social justice, affecting life expectancy and overall quality of life.

Nikki shares her experiences helping students improve their reading abilities, highlighting the need for personalised support.

The conversation stresses the importance of making reading fun and meaningful to encourage lifelong learning. They also talk about practical ways to boost confidence, like giving students prep time before reading aloud. Overall, the episode emphasises the transformative impact of reading and the importance of creating inclusive, supportive environments for literacy education.