Case studies

Case studies

The expectations of the programme are high, and rightly so.

When I started at Waunceirch Primary School, phonics teaching involved bits and bobs from various different programmes and as a consequence, children weren’t learning to read. Across Years 2 – 6, 54% read at expected levels and 70% of children were scoring 84% or above in national tests – most were only on the boundary and weren’t secure. Our teaching was not giving the children the best foundations so it needed
to change.

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London Borough of Newham narrows

Maryland Primary School started using Read Write Inc. in January 2003. We struggled with raising reading standards even with every available intervention – there were still non- readers by the end of Year 2 and alarmingly, into the junior years as well.

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Read Write Inc. teaches children not only to read but to love reading.

We have been using Read Write Inc. for five years and haven’t looked back. We initially used a different phonics programme and it simply didn’t have the consistency or rigour we needed. At first, we didn’t embed it fully in our school, and though we saw some progress, it was nowhere near the progress we saw with full commitment.

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Ardler Primary becomes first Scottish Read Write Inc. Model School

Read Write Inc. Phonics was adopted by Dundee City Council to improve early phonics and reading. We continue to be enthused by the programme’s approach to learning and teaching. Staff found the training “engaging and effective” and it has helped build confidence. Development days ensure our practice is up to date and Ruth Miskin trainers are always keen to offer advice and support.

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