Nationally, all Year 1 pupils take part in a Phonics Screening Check. The outcomes of this check are shared nationally and with parents.
Pupils who do not reach the expected level in the Year 1 Screening receive targeted support based on their phonics knowledge from our Inclusion Lead, who is a highly trained phonics teacher. In line with National expectations, these pupils are reassessed formally at the end of Year 2.
In lower Key Stage 2, year 3, pupils may be identified as still requiring phonic support to ensure their reading and spelling is of an age and stage appropriate level. To support this, pupils take part in small booster groups delivered by our Inclusion Lead. Again these are based on the needs of the pupils and a knowledge gap analysis.
Moving on from year 3, pupils in Years 4 to 6, who have not mastered the expected knowledge and skills in reading, spelling and writing take part in Fresh Start. Fresh Start is a programmes tailored around improving Literacy skills across the board. The programme does use a phonics approach to support reading and spelling; however, the programme links phonics, reading, spelling, writing and comprehension in a cohesive, integrated approach.