Read Write Inc Programme

‘Effective Phonics teaching and learning is essential for high attainment in reading and writing.  Additionally, confidence with phonics is integral across the curriculum and used in all subjects. Achievement in this area benefits.

Every area of pupils’ development and the school as a whole. In order to move Shanklea’s  phonics teaching forwards it has been necessary to implement a clear and consistent inclusive teaching scheme.

Our school’s catchment area is increasingly multicultural with a proportion of EAL learners and vulnerable children. There is some mobility with some Pupil Premium and SEND pupils joining or leaving the school midway through the school year. Within this context it is essential that our approach to teaching phonics and reading is adaptable to a range of experiences and abilities. It must be easily accessible to those learners with low level English skills, enabling them to make accelerated progress.

Read Write Inc is a literacy programme that helps children learn synthetic phonics. The scheme includes both a phonics and reading focus. The sessions happen every day as the continuity and pace of the programme is essential to increasing the speed of children’s reading development’.