How Fresh Start supports struggling readers in secondary schools 

“School leaders understood the need to identify specific reading gaps and weaknesses, and made sure that the staff working with struggling readers were trained to teach reading”.

Now the whole school is reading: supporting struggling readers in secondary schools Ofsted, 31/10/2022

Astrea Academy Woodfields, Doncaster (secondary school)

“We prioritise the teaching of reading in our school. One in four of our students start Year 7 reading below their chronologic age: in line with the national average. Fresh Start helps them catch up quickly and enthusiastically.”

West Derby School, Liverpool (secondary school)

“The programme has helped me as an English teacher gain knowledge of phonics teaching and understand that effortless decoding is essential to access both GCSE English and the wider curriculum.”

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