2. Commitments

2. Commitments

Commitments: RMT

Ruth Miskin Training assigns an RMT leader to the trust who:

  1. provides a half-termly report following an analysis of pupils reading accuracy and fluency across the trust, and schools’ fidelity to the programme
  2. meets with leaders to review school-by-school data
  3. draws up an individual action plan for each school following each review
  4. organises half-termly training with reading leaders to build a team of expert teachers.

Commitments: trust directors

Ruth Miskin Training offers elements 1, 2 and 3 above free of charge and a 25% discount on the Phonics training and support packages, on the understanding that:

  1. the trust has at least four schools
  2. all schools adopt Read Write Inc. Phonics (we sometimes agree to 90% adoption in large trusts)
  3. every headteacher appoints a reading leader from Key Stage 1 or Reception
  4. every headteacher agrees to meet the 10 commitments below
  5. the trust appoints a trust-wide reading leader
  6. trust directors will review the schools’ data and commitment to Read Write Inc. with the trust-wide reading leader and RMT leader every half term.

Commitments: trust wide reading leader

The trust wide reading leader will:

  1. co-ordinate the training and support plan agreed between trust leaders and RMT
  2. review schools’ data and commitment to Read Write Inc. with the RMT leader every half term
  3. take responsibility for all communication within the trust – between trust leaders and schools, Ruth Miskin Training and Oxford University Press
  4. ensure schools are fully resourced
  5. check schools meet the 10 commitments.

Commitments: headteachers

The headteacher agrees to appoint a reading leader from Key Stage 1 or Reception, and agrees to:

  1. organise weekly practice sessions using the Online subscription
  2. coach teachers during lessons (Reading leaders do not teach their own group)
  3. assess and track pupils’ reading progress every half term
  4. group pupils according to progress
  5. organise for the slowest progress pupils to be tutored for 10 minutes every day
  6. ensure the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is taught in full for one hour five days a week in Year 1 and above, and 20 minutes rising to 40 minutes a day in Reception
  7. ensure that Read Write Inc. decodable storybooks and Virtual Classroom links are sent home for pupils to practise every week
  8. ensure that eligible pupils complete the whole programme, including pupils in older year groups who are not reading at a level commensurate with their age
  9. work with the RMT trainer on Development days/ remote progress meetings and reading leader training
  10. share assessment data with Ruth Miskin Training every term.

Commitments: RMT

Ruth Miskin Training assigns an RMT leader to the trust who:

  1. provides a half-termly report following an analysis of pupils reading accuracy and fluency across the trust, and schools’ fidelity to the programme
  2. meets with leaders to review school-by-school data
  3. draws up an individual action plan for each school following each review
  4. organises half-termly training with reading leaders to build a team of expert teachers.

Commitments: trust directors

Ruth Miskin Training offers elements 1, 2 and 3 above free of charge and a 25% discount on the Phonics training and support packages, on the understanding that:

  1. the trust has at least four schools
  2. all schools adopt Read Write Inc. Phonics (we sometimes agree to 90% adoption in large trusts)
  3. every headteacher appoints a reading leader from Key Stage 1 or Reception
  4. every headteacher agrees to meet the 10 commitments below
  5. the trust appoints a trust-wide reading leader
  6. trust directors will review the schools’ data and commitment to Read Write Inc. with the trust-wide reading leader and RMT leader every half term.

Commitments: trust wide reading leader

The trust wide reading leader will:

  1. co-ordinate the training and support plan agreed between trust leaders and RMT
  2. review schools’ data and commitment to Read Write Inc. with the RMT leader every half term
  3. take responsibility for all communication within the trust – between trust leaders and schools, Ruth Miskin Training and Oxford University Press
  4. ensure schools are fully resourced
  5. check schools meet the 10 commitments.

Commitments: headteachers

The headteacher agrees to appoint a reading leader from Key Stage 1 or Reception, and agrees to:

  1. organise weekly practice sessions using the Online subscription
  2. coach teachers during lessons (Reading leaders do not teach their own group)
  3. assess and track pupils’ reading progress every half term
  4. group pupils according to progress
  5. organise for the slowest progress pupils to be tutored for 10 minutes every day
  6. ensure the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is taught in full for one hour five days a week in Year 1 and above, and 20 minutes rising to 40 minutes a day in Reception
  7. ensure that Read Write Inc. decodable storybooks and Virtual Classroom links are sent home for pupils to practise every week
  8. ensure that eligible pupils complete the whole programme, including pupils in older year groups who are not reading at a level commensurate with their age
  9. work with the RMT trainer on Development days/ remote progress meetings and reading leader training
  10. share assessment data with Ruth Miskin Training every term.

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