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.