• By Success For All
  • Posted on Monday 29th February, 2016

26000 too many!

“About 26,000 children are at risk of leaving Welsh primary schools over the next five years unable to read well, a campaign group has claimed. In Wales, it said the figures amounted to one in four of the poorest children and called for all youngsters to start secondary school as confident readers by 2025.”  (This was reported widely in Wales on February 22nd this year.) Literacy…

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  • By Success For All
  • Posted on Tuesday 27th October, 2015

Synthetic Phonics- Great but it's only part of the story!

So now it’s official! Sir Michael Wilshaw has proclaimed that synthetic phonics has worked!   He recently said that “nobody can still convincingly argue that systematic phonics isn’t the most effective method of teaching children to read” and, in my experience, few Primary schools would disagree. Giving children a consistent, systematic approach to decod…

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  • By Success For All
  • Posted on Monday 12th October, 2015

Closing the Gap for poorer children

The recent discussion in the Government’s Public Accounts Committee focused on how best to close the attainment gap for poorer children. A further concern was to ensure that schools can prove that Pupil Premium Payments are genuinely used to close this gap. Success for All works on all levels to achieve this. Implementation costs can be paid for by Pupil Premium funds because it is…

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