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.