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ABC to Read

‘ABC to Read’ is our paired reading programme with a group of 6 local state primary schools. The project sees 14 Bradfield pupils trained to act as reading assistants work with students in the local primaries who have difficulties with reading. They attend the schools each week and work with their assigned pupils. Our impact assessment is taken from Headteacher’s feedback such as the Headteacher at Bucklebury who said ‘our pupils who have been part of the programme have displayed a greater enthusiasm for reading and look forward to their session with the Bradfield pupils each week’ and Bradfield Southend who said ‘this project offers us extra support with literacy provision and the Bradfield pupils act in a professional manner which really has benefited our pupils and assisted with improving their reading ages’. This project continues to grow and increase in popularity with further groups of pupils now trained and added to the programme.

Aims

To provide extra support with literacy provision at primary school KS2 level.

Bradfield pupils to develop leadership and confidence working independtently with the children.

Improving the reading ages of those children identified as requiring additional support.

Background

‘ABC to Read’ is our paired reading programme with a group of 6 local state primary schools. The project sees 14 Bradfield pupils trained each year to act as reading assistants work with students in the local primaries who have difficulties with reading.

The project is now in its fifth year

Resources

Use of Bradfield pupils in the local primary schools

Reading resources provided by Bradfield but also by the local schools

Academic English staff support and run the programme

The project is on a weekly basis for one hour throghout the academic year.

Impact

Feedback is gained on an annual basis from teachers and headteachers at the school.

Data to be gathered (where schools permit) on the improved reading ages of those children the Bradfield pupils work with.

Pupil Involvement

16-18 years old

Mixed Gender

Frequency

Weekly over the full academic year.

Fifth year of programme