As a Trust we have invested heavily in developing reading provision across all our schools. In the academic year 22/23 we invested around £10 000 in each school to improve children’s access to high quality texts. All children now have access to their own class reading books and we ensure we have a daily story time in every year group to support the development of a love of reading.
Every one of our schools celebrates and promotes a love of reading through their environments and we are proud of the impact this has on our children.
We have worked hard to ensure that our books are ‘windows and mirrors’ for our children, ensuring that difference is celebrated in our reading spines.
We know that it is vital that children learn to read as soon as possible to enable them to access the curriculum and to increase their life chances.
We use the Read Write Inc program for phonics and this has improved our phonics results year on year. Our commitment to early reading is clear- we have a Phonics consultant who works across all our schools coaching and supporting our staff to deliver high quality teaching of phonics.