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					 Using the New Literacy
Framework as a Tool for
   Improving Standards
               Vicky Willan
School Development
   Reading was our main focus on the School Improvement Plan

  Through this term long focus we had to work on:
*Implementation of the new strategy
*Providing school wide quality guided reading sessions
*Parental and Governor involvement and understanding
*Setting whole school targets and tracking them and the general
   progress.
School Commitment
   The school devoted time and money to the
    reading focus to ensure that we were able to
    make change happen.
   Teams of people worked alongside each
    other to ensure a whole school approach.
   Programme of CPD had to be planned
    carefully.
CPD
   Nearly all staff meetings were devoted to
    raising achievement in reading from
    September to December.
   Planning alongside teachers was helpful in
    introducing the new framework informally.
Tracking Progress
   Pupil Progress Meetings gave a great
    opportunity for a professional dialogue.
   Able to gauge achievement and progress
    throughout the school.
   Gives an insight into teachers’ knowledge of
    the new framework
   Able to agree next steps to feed back into the
    School Improvement plan.
Results!
   From September to February the number of children
    who have made 1 or more steps of progress (Sub-
    Levels) in their reading are as follows:
   Year 1:83%
   Year 2:68%
   Year 3:79%
   Year 4:72%
   Year 5:69%
   Year 6:69%
As a result of this whole
school approach…
…there is a team spirit and a mutual understanding about
  what is expected and needed to raise achievement in
  reading.
…teachers have a better knowledge of their children’s
  reading ability and understand how to move them forwards.
…children are making good progress.
…parents understand how they can help their children at
  home.
…governors have had an insight into what the teaching of
  reading is like.
…teachers are able to plan using the new framework.

				
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