Boosting Reading@Primary
(formerly Better Reading Partnerships)

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Boosting Reading@Primary (formerly Better Reading Partners or BRP) is a highly successful intervention programme that provides one-to-one additional support for reading for the reader who is under achieving in KS1 or KS2. The programme is generally delivered by school support staff, focussed on targeted children who need to develop more effective independent reading strategies and text comprehension. It is a 10 week programme – 15 mins a day, 3 times a week following a common lesson structure. Teaching Assistants usually work with a minimum of 3 children in the programme. Pupils in the programme make on average twice the rate of usual progress.

I am delighted to acknowledge the huge impact Reading Recovery and BRP has made upon the achievement and attainment of the pupils at Christ Church CEP Academy.

Since we launched into Reading Recovery the staff – teachers and TAs - have developed a coherent approach to the teaching of reading and the results have been very impressive. Although we are one of the most deprived primary schools in Kent, we are achieving in line with national expectations at the end of both key stage 1 and 2. Our recent Ofsted Inspection (June 2013) highlighted our very good provision.

We have now extended our teaching approach to reading, through inference questioning and guided reading. Our reading resources are all interconnected and facilitate a whole school reading scheme.

In short, Reading Recovery has made a huge difference to pupils’ reading at Christ Church with many of our literacy interventions underpinned by this methodology. The use of pupil premium via Reading Recovery programmes – also favourably commented upon by Ofsted – has allowed us to move forward in a rigorous manner thus ensuring that all children receive high quality teaching and learning in and out of the classroom.

- Jim Kreiselmeier, Christ Church Academy Folkestone

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