Crown Lane’s Reading Recovery teacher trains and supervises 18 Teaching Assistants that each work with 6-9 pupils each year providing each one with 10 hours of one-to-one support with reading. The support is targeted at pupils who are working 2-3 National Curriculum sub levels below the expected standard for their age in reading and is delivered in 15 minute sessions across 10 weeks. The sessions focus on the development of independent reading strategies. The project works with 120 pupils a year, at least 60 of whom are eligible for FSM
Impact So Far
This is the first year that WF has funded BRP. However Crown Lane reported that 28 out of 36 children who participated in summer term 2012 progressed at least 6 months with their reading age including 9 who made over 12 months progress. 9/13 children who had received the intervention gained Level 2 (age related expectation) for literacy in their SATs at the age of 7, while 11/15 gained Level 4 (age related expectation) for literacy in their SATs at the age of 11.
We are keen to find out if this is an effective way of enabling children who have fallen behind with their reading to catch up and how it compares to other interventions in efficacy and value for money.