The ELS Progress pack provides catch-up support using the consistency and rigour of the ELS teaching programme alongside reading books which are aligned to ELS, and pitched at the right level for children who are finding reading slightly harder.Read more
Not got time to read the DfE’s new Reading Framework? We’ve done it for you! In this blog Andrea Quincey, Director of Primary Literacy digests the framework and suggests 7 key take-aways for schools to consider to ensure that reading for pleasure isn’t left to chance.Read more
Read this blog for tips on how to utitlise the Read Write Inc. Phonics resources available to you to support your children preparing for the phonics screening check.Read more
Alice Visser shares important strategies that secondary English teachers can implement in their classrooms to support struggling readers, with tips to improve reading ability and outcomes in secondary schools.Read more
Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme for 9- to 13-year-olds who are struggling to learn how to read.
Here are four reasons to try Fresh Start in your primary or secondary school.
What is the guidance around Letters and Sounds? The DfE have recently announced that the 2007 Letters and Sounds Handbook is not a full Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme. It does not provide the support, guidance, resources or training needed to meet the requirements of a systematic and rigorous approach to the teaching of phonics. […]Read more
Find out how our DfE-validated phonics programmes support you and your school with ensuring every child learns to read, and loves to read.Read more
We’ve gathered together a selection of summer reading recommendations to keep children of all ages reading for pleasure throughout the holidays. You’ll also find lots of top tips to share with parents to support them with helping their children to establish a reading habit that lasts well beyond the summer. Picture books Stella and the […]Read more
What does it really mean when we talk about a ‘phonics programme’ and what should yours consist of? We’re here to help you break down the key elements and how programmes are being validated by the DfE.Read more
If the DfE’s announcement that it won’t be publishing a full Letters and Sounds programme has got you thinking about your phonics provision, use our questions to help you make sure you’ve got the right phonics programme for your school.Read more