Fagley School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

Reading
Teach virtually every child to read, regardless of the social and economic circumstances of their neighbourhood, the ethnicity
of their pupils, the language spoken at home and most special educational needs or disabilities.
No.

Objective

Responsibility

Actions

Timescales

How to monitor

Key Area: Effectiveness of leadership and management
1

To improve the progress for
disadvantaged pupils in
reading across the
curriculum.

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½ termly
1) To track the progress of disadvantaged

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pupils in reading and identify any pupils who
will receive intervention support.

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2) To ensure that interventions meet the
needs for all the disadvantaged pupils who

 Reading assessment data
 Pupil progress meetings
with teachers.
 Pupil interviews.
 Progress of talking
partner’s intervention.

are not making expected progress.
3) To perform pupil interviews.
4) To discuss progress of disadvantaged
children at pupil progress meetings.
5) To provide talking partner’s intervention
(year4)
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Leaders to ensure that the key
skills in reading are being
taught to enable pupils to
access different areas of
the curriculum.

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1) To use the Bradford reading grid
assessment sheets to ensure national

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curriculum skills in reading are being taught.
2) To monitor the use of the reading

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question fans.
3) To scrutinise pupils reading journals.

½ termly

 Reading assessment grids
collected.
 Monitor planning.
 Reading scrutiny.

½ termly

 Data collection
 Reading assessments
results

4) To monitor the teaching of phonics.
3

Leaders to consider the impact of
the teaching of reading.

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1) To monitor reading assessment data
2) To use reading assessments

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- rising stars ½ termly
- testbase papers (end of year)

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- past papers (2016 for Y2 and Y6)
3) To audit the reading provision in each
year group.

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Leaders to consider the extent to
which the school intervenes to
provide support for improving
pupils’ literacy, especially for
pupils at risk of underachieving.
Leaders to listen to children
reading. To focus on low-attaining
pupils and discuss their reading
with them.

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1) To monitor reading interventions across

½ termly

 Intervention records

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the school
2) To use data to identify children at risk

report

 Collecting data for

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of falling behind.
3) To provide reading clubs for children who

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are falling behind.
1) Staff meeting Wednesday 9th November.

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Teachers to listen to children read and
complete a reading interview.

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2) To listen to readers and complete ofsted
reading questionnaire

reading interventions

½ Termly

> Listen to children read.
> Complete pupil
questionnaires.

3) Pupil interviews with low-attaining pupils.
Class
6

The school council to promote
reading.

teachers
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1) To have a book shop for parents and

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pupils to purchase books led by the school
council.

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2) School council to conduct reading
learning walks and make suggestions for

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improvements (pupil voice)

Term 1 Updates
1.1)
1.2)
2

Termly

> Complete learning walk with
the school council

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1.3) Carried out by SG Autumn 1 – fed back to SLT in a summary (email attachment).
1.4)
1.5) KB to set aside time in Miss Worthington’s timetable for her to begin this.
2.1)
2.2) Evidenced during Reading Buddies.
2.3) Carried out by VR Autumn 2
2.4) Carried out by CM and KB, Autumn 2.
3.1)
3.2)
3.3)
4.1)
4.2)
4.3)
5.1)
5.2)
5.3)
6.1) Available at Parents Consultation, Autumn 1.
6.2) Carried out with SG – Autumn 1. Fed back to SLT.
Key area: Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
1

To ensure that teachers embed
reading well across the
curriculum equipping all
pupils with the necessary
skills to make progress.

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1) Complete a whole school reading plan. –

Update

> Whole school reading plan

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curriculum reading overview.
2) Class readers.

termly

> Reading learning walk.
> Curriculum overviews.

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3) Identify additional reading opportunities
across the curriculum.

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4) To broaden vocabulary across the school
using age appropriate weekly vocabulary
lists.
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> Words of the week

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3

Teachers to plan and deliver high
quality read lessons.

To develop a love of reading with
school.

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1) Monitor guided reading planning.

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2) Observe guided reading sessions.
3) Scrutinise guided reading journals and

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home reading records.

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1) To improve reading corners to ensure
that they display books to promote reading.
2) To have a class reader – daily reading
aloud time using high quality texts.

Termly

> Collect planning
> Lesson observations
> Reading journal scrutiny.

Termly

> Learning walk – reading
corners
> Pupil interviews
> Audit of the library

3) Reading incentives to encourage reading.
4) To continue to develop the school library.
5) Classes to recite poetry during assembly.
6) Forest school children to read a story
during their session (woodland stories)
Term 1 Updates
1.1)
Completed Autumn 2
1.2)
1.3)
Teachers questioned regarding when and how reading takes place. All teachers read aloud to class. Advent Books allowed greater opportunity
for this – end of Autumn 2.
1.4)
In place in corridor and in classrooms (learning walks)
2.1)
2.2)
2.3) Carried out by VR – Autumn 2.
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3.1) Fed back to staff after VR/SG learning walk – monitored during further learning walk 8.12.16 and fed back to staff re progress.
3.2) Class readers in place. Do all classes have the opportunity for this daily? Question staff for Spring progress onwards to ensure consistency.
3.3) Implement book voucher for 100% attendance weekly draw – from Spring 1?
3.4) SL/KB have begun this process – ongoing.
3.5)
3.6) Begun in Autumn term – ongoing.
Key area: Personal development, behaviour and welfare
1

To develop a love for reading
across the school. Promoting
reading for pleasure.

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1) To set up ‘reading buddies’ across the

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school (Y6 children to reading with Y3 Y5Y2 Y4-Y1) creating a community of readers.

 Pupil feedback from

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Children to use bloom’s taxonomy reading
fans.

 Drama workshops

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2) All children to visit the city library
during house morning.

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Pupil interviews
reading buddies

3) Arrange for authors / illustrators to
visit school.
4) Continue to develop the school library
5) Roald Dahl day
6) World book day
7) To use drama and role play to help
children to understand and access texts.
8) To provide an outdoor library for
children to access books within the outdoor
provision areas.

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To engage with parents to
promote the importance of

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9) Book clubs in years 5 and 6
1) Parents to read with children (10 min per

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day)

 Parent reading
workshops.

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reading at home.

2) To have parent reading workshops.

 Assemblies including

3) Monitor home reading journals.
4) To produce a reading newsletter to

parents.

promote the importance of reading at home
Term 1 Updates
1.1)
In place – Autumn 2
1.2)
Will all houses achieve this by July 2017?
1.3)
1.4)
SL/KB have begun this process – ongoing.
1.5)
Celebrated November 2016
1.6)
Spring term
1.7)
1.8)
1.9)
2.1) Communicated as an expectation. Staff meeting 14.12.16 to discuss further strategies to engage parents. Implement actions from this meeting
to help meet this objective.
2.2)
2.3) Carried out VR Autumn 2
2.4) Discuss in line with agreed actions from 14.12.16 staff meeting.
Key area: Outcomes for pupils’ achievement
1)

To ensure that in each year group

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1) To have ½ termly reading assessments.

and across the curriculum, pupils
make substantial and sustained

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2) To collect reading data from each year
group.

progress in reading.

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3) To analysis reading data and create
development points for staff.

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3) Pupil progress meetings
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½ termly

Data collection

 Reading progress
trackers.

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4) To implement and monitor reading
interventions.
4) High attainers / accelerated progress

2)

Pupils to read widely and often

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across subjects to a high
standard, with fluency and

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comprehension appropriate to
their age.

readers are rewarded.
1) To monitor home reading journals

Termly

 Learning walk

2) Ensure reading corners have a range of
materials to read and they are inviting for

 Pupil interviews

children.
3) Audit curriculum texts are available in

 Curriculum overview

 Audit reading corners

classrooms.
4) Check the depth and breadth within the
curriculum.
5) To recruit and train volunteers for 1:1
3)

To ensure that year 1 pupils
achieve highly in the national
phonics check.

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leader
Phonics leader

reading.
1) Collect phonic trackers
2) Meet with Y1 teaching staff
3) Daily teaching of phonics in KS1.
(Clare Murray to monitor)

Year 1 teacher

Term 1 updates.
1.1)
Ongoing (Rising Stars)
1.2)
Ongoing
1.3)

1.4)

1.5)

1.6)

2.1) Carried out by VR Autumn 2
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½ termly

 Meet with phonics
leader.

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2.2) Learning walks Autumn 1 and 8.12.16 have enabled areas to improve.
2.3) Spring 1.
2.4) During Guided Reading book / reading journal scrutiny – fed back to staff. Autumn 2.
2.5) Discussed with some parents at Consultation. Further action needed, Spring 1.
3.1) CM actioned, Autumn 1 and 2
3.2)
3.3)

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