What is the crucial thing that made the difference?
The fact that the programme is so accessible and that my staff were very receptive to improving outcomes for our children.
What key resources would people who want to learn from your experience need access to?
- The CLLD programme:
- The 'Letters and Sounds' document: http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/84969
- Our action plan
What CPD session and resources were particularly useful?
- The overview of the CLLD programme
- Overview of the Letters and Sounds document
- Cluster meetings
- LA consultant support especially demonstration lessons
If another individual or school was attempting to replicate this work, where would they start and what would the essential elements be?
- Become familiar with the Letters and Sounds document; the six teaching phases and the four-part teaching sequence.
- Assess the children half-termly and at the end of each phase.
What further developments are you planning to do (or would you like to see others do)?
- Parents have commented very positively on the progress that their children are making in reading and writing. We send home progress books on a half-termly basis which give parents an insight into their child’s learning.
- We plan to introduce the programme shortly into Year 3 to target underachievement.
- We are also planning workshops for parents in the new year.