Reading at Eden
“Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible.” Barack Obama
Eden’s Literacy Priorities 2023 – 2024
- Priority 1: Improve reading fluency across the curriculum
- Priority 2: Embed the use of targeted intervention to address reading gaps
At Eden, we are committed to raising standards of literacy for all as we recognise the significant benefits in our pupils having a functional reading age when they take the next steps in their lives and careers. Our aim is to provide our pupils with the skills necessary to become confident and successful readers.
The importance of regular reading is always promoted and encouraged. All pupils have dedicated, timetabled reading slots where they spend time reading book titles that they have chosen and that are linked to their reading ability at that time.
Each classroom has a dedicated reading area and the library is stocked with a variety of books for the pupils to choose from, that are linked to their interests and are age appropriate
Reading for all at Eden
|Targeted intervention||Universal offer|
|Additional support||Reading independently and for pleasure||English Curriculum||Wider Curriculum|
|Some Reading Concerns
Pupil is below average
Multiple reading concerns
Significant weaknesses in reading
Parental workshops for the weakest readers.
|Carefully-chosen texts to increase background knowledge
Curriculum thinking documentation
Staff CPD – knowledge of reading barriers