Project READ is an innovative programme to improve pupils’ reading outcomes from EYFS to Year 6 for 43 eligible Derbyshire schools. Project READ provides a balanced approach to support reading and language development through a number of key complementary elements. With the overall aim of improving reading, the programme has been designed to support schools to encourage young readers to:
• master the reading skills of word recognition and language comprehension
• develop intrinsic motivation and increase in conﬁdence so they see themselves as readers
• read widely and frequently both in school and at home.