14 more schools gain success in reading scheme
Fourteen more Bristol schools have achieved the Bristol Every Child a Reader standard, bringing the total number of schools to 30.
The Bristol schools are Bannerman Road Primary, Millpond Primary, Compass Point: South Street School and Children's Centre, Two Mile Hill Primary, Hareclive Primary, Parson Street Primary, Victoria Park Primary, Whitehall Primary, Cabot Primary, Glenfrome Primary, Knowle Park Primary, St Peter's Primary, St Anne's Infant and St Teresa's Primary.
The Every Child a Reader programme identifies children struggling with reading and offers intensive one-to-one support to help them. It helps by giving one-to-one reading support with a specialist reading recovery teacher.
Books are carefully 'banded' to ensure children are reading at the right level to help them improve. Reading partners are also trained to understand the skills children need to be good readers.
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Around 1,794 children in Bristol primary schools benefited from the scheme last year. Of these, 87 per cent were successfully helped to achieve the reading level appropriate for their age.
Nearly half the children who received Reading Recovery in 2011-12 in Bristol were from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, compared to 25 per cent of children at the city's primary schools overall.
The programme also resulted in nearly 188 children being removed from the Special Education Needs register.
Tracking of children who received Reading Recovery at the start of primary school six years ago because their reading was below expected levels, shows they continued to maintain the gains made during the programme, with 90 per cent achieving the level expected for their age at the end of KS2 (age 11).
Cabinet councillor for children Clare Campion-Smith said: "Ensuring children get off to a good start with their reading is the foundation for future success in their education. If children fall behind with reading it affects their progress in all other subject areas.
"The Every Child a Reader programme has a proven track record in Bristol of ensuring children achieve the levels of literacy expected for their age. Well done to the 14 new schools that have achieved the Every Child a Reader standard and are now in a position to support other ECaR schools in the City. "
Julia Douetil, lead trainer at the European Centre for Reading Recovery, said: "Reading Recovery teachers change the life chances of children through a deep understanding of how children learn and why they struggle with reading, combined with sheer hard work.
"People were concerned that Reading Recovery could not expand at this rate and retain its quality, but the continuing success of the programme has proved them wrong."