Silverstream School, Wellington, NZ
"I just wanted to give you some feedback around how our experience has been with undertaking Sharp Reading Stage 3 training (for 12 teachers) and Coach training for myself, simultaneously here at Silverstream School.
After our initial 1-day training for Stage 3 in January, it quickly became evident that for the implementation and momentum to keep going we needed to identify someone internally to train as a SR Coach at school to work alongside your organisation and our teachers for us to get the most out of the programme for the ultimate benefit to our children.
Your In-School support has been a brilliant PD process Hilton. Not only do the teachers get quality personalised feedback and coaching from you, but we have been able to use the sessions for the practical part of my Coach training which has been invaluable.
Observing you Hilton working with the teachers meant that I was able to get a feel for the approach you took in the coaching role and that it was absolutely such a supportive one which made the teachers at ease straight away. It was evident to see that this is key to the teacher's success and confidence in delivering Sharp Reading. It also left me feeling confident to take over that role provisionally until I am accredited as a Sharp Reading Coach.
I really appreciated the significant support for establishing an ongoing plan for monitoring and supporting teachers in the short and long term. Your timely responses to questions and queries I've had through the year is much appreciated. We love the programme and most importantly have seen significant progress in reading comprehension in our children as the year has progressed.
Once again, thanks for supporting us through this process."
Erin Edmonds, Year 3 Teacher, SharpReading Coach, Silverstream School Nov 2022
Australian International School, Hong Kong (AISHK)
Cameron Reed, Dean of Studies at AISHK, explains the positive affects that SharpReading has had on their large International School teaching culture for almost 10 years.