Records broken with innovative reading scheme

Records broken with innovative reading scheme

Students and pupils at the Wey Valley School, St Nicholas & St Laurence Primary School and Radipole Primary School continue to set new heights with the accelerated reading scheme.  The reading initiative which measures pupil’s reading ages and literacy progress during the academic year is now into its third year and pupils from Years 4 to Year 10 in all three school schools continue to break records with over 4,000 books and 100 million words read since last September.

Eileen Harding, Learning Resource Centre Manager at the Wey Valley School commended all students with their participation adding, “The latest snapshot of student progress is really pleasing with notable improvements from last year.  We have seen all year groups improve with our current Year 9 showing almost 80% of students now on or above their reading target. All other year groups are not too far behind and we are supporting those students who have yet to reach their targets, so we expect even more students to benefit from the scheme as we progress through this year.”

Mrs Harding added, “Parents can also view their child’s progress with the online home connect link and we are pleased with the parental feedback and that many students continue to read at home as well.”

Steve Dyer, Assistant Principal and Head of English at Wey Valley paid tribute to the scheme adding, “ With 20 minutes dedicated reading time every school day and many students visiting the Learning Resource Centre either before school, break time, lunchtime or during after school homework club to read and check their online assessments of their books, we are seeing a positive impact on literacy across the school.”

Mr Dyer added, “Students are reading across the school, whether in English lessons, in the Learning Resource Centre or at the start of PE lessons in the Fitness Studio – we have 14 word millionaires already and we expect many more to reach this feat by the end of the summer term!”