Whitnash Primary School is committed to raising the standards of all pupil’s reading. The school recognises the importance of ensuring that every child embeds an early understanding of phonics. This supports the early development of reading skills, enjoyment for reading and confidence. The school, therefore, uses a structured and systematic approach for teaching phonics, early writing and reading skills. The school uses a programme called Read Write Inc.
Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Each Read Write Inc. programme meets the higher expectations of the National Curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child's progress and prepare them for the end of Key Stage National Curriculum Tests and Year 1 Phonics Screening Assessment.
The implementation of Read Write Inc has led to a significant and rapid improvement in the school’s National Phonic Screening results. The results improved by 23% in 2015/16.