What was Project READ?

Project READ emphasised the love and development of reading as a priority for the whole school community. The programme provided opportunities for leaders to work together to support children across Derbyshire to become skilled and enthusiastic readers.

A reader:
has positive attitudes to reading
demonstrates good reading habits and behaviours
is developing confident reading skills.

The triangle below explores the attitudes, behaviours and skills of a reader in a little more detail.

Project READ consisted of a programme of support that included:

-What Works Conferences

-School Improvement Reading Programmes (Developing Vocabulary, Effective Phonics, KS2 Comprehension)

-CPD opportunities, including classroom approaches and intervention programmes to support reading comprehension and spoken language

-Transition and Reading Buddy support

-Family engagement resources, including bookmarks

-SLE support

-Hub School visits