We help you teach even the most struggling reader and sustain long-term success in your trust.
We provide additional support for trusts with four or more schools, where the majority of schools adopt Fresh Start.
Once schools are trained, we meet half-termly with trust leaders, directors and trust reading leader to agree an action plan based on each school’s latest reading data.
We offer discounts on new and renewal trust plans. Contact us now to start the conversation.
We ask that the trust reading leader:
- meets with the RMT trust trainer to agree the half-termly action plan
- supports school reading leaders to implement their half-termly action plan
- attends development days in schools that need the most support
- makes sure reading leaders complete half-termly assessments
- manages communication between the trust, RMT and OUP
- updates the RMT survey every half-term
- makes sure schools are sufficiently resourced.
We ask that headteachers:
- appoint a reading leader
- ensure reading teachers attend two-day Fresh Start training
- release teaching assistants to teach the slowest progress pupils.
We ask that school reading leaders:
- attend development days
- ensure Fresh Start lessons take place daily for identified pupils
- organise Fresh Start lessons for 25 minutes (one-to-one or small group teaching from Module 14 onwards)
- assess and track student’s reading progress every half-term
- share agreed assessment data with RMT every half-term
- ensure Fresh Start Modules/Anthologies and Virtual Classroom links are sent home weekly.
Find out more about how we teach even the most struggling readers in secondary schools.
The importance of teaching students to read
Fresh Start, for students who read hesitatingly and find it difficult to read new words.
Teaching students at their challenge point
25-minute sessions every day, either one-to-one or in small groups.
Stories only include letter sounds students have been taught.
Impact on progress
Students talk about their increased reading age and confidence.
The role of the reading leader
Organisation, assessment and focused support for struggling readers.
The reading tutors
Tutors give struggling readers the skills and confidence to read.