At Aldwyn Primary School our Teaching Assistants are trained in the Better Reading (@Boosting Reading) Programme. This is a ten week intensive programme of three fifteen minute one-to-one sessions for pupil who have not yet met national expectations for reading for their year group, for children who have not yet met the expected level in the Year 1 Phonic Check or whose progress has not at least good and need a 'boost' with their reading. The programme provides a relaxed environment that gives children the time and space to practise and apply the skills taught by their classteacher. This is a special time where the children read with pleasure and enjoyment and talk about their reading with a skilled Teaching Assistant in Better Reading.
The Better Reading Programme: