At Crays Hill Primary School in Essex staff teach literacy by ability, not age. It's a method praised by Ofsted who have rated the school 'good' in every category, with much of the teaching 'outstanding.'
The children and teachers enthuse about their Read Write Inc. lessons.
"Pupils make rapid gains in their reading as a result of consistently good teaching of the links between letters and the sounds they make. They work in mixed age groups according to their ability, and quickly gain confidence in new words and sounds. Lively and engaging teaching helps pupils to sustain their concentration for extended periods."