Headteachers checklist for success

Headteachers checklist for success

We offer you our full support to ensure Read Write Inc. is implemented effectively in your school. 

Before booking, please check you are happy to meet the seven steps to success below.

Seven steps to success
We will: As headteacher, we will need you to:
1. Train a reading leader in your school
  • appoint a key stage 1 or reception teacher for this role
  • agree for the reading leader to attend the six-day leadership course over 2 years
  • attend the first day’s course with your reading leader
  • agree for the reading leader to coach the reading team during RWI lessons and lead a weekly 30-minute practice session

2. Provide bespoke training and support in your school

  • book a one-day face-to-face training day for all staff
  • organise for RWI to be taught for one hour, five days a week in Year 1 and above, and 20 minutes rising to 40 minutes a day in reception
  • organise for children to continue RWI until they can read with fluency – including children in later year groups who are not reading at a level commensurate with their age
  • timetable storytimes every day

 

3. Train tutors to ensure success for children who need the most support
  • release teaching assistants to teach the slowest progress pupils for an additional 10 minutes every day.
4. Introduce rigorous assessment and tracking
  • organise for the reading leader to assess and track children’s reading progress every half term
  • upload data onto the RMT portal
5. Group children effectively to ensure maximum progress
  • place children into groups where they can make the most progress. This could mean children working in mix-aged groups
6. Use interactive strategies for the best learning behaviour
  • introduce co-operative learning behaviours in all lessons
7. Provide extensive support for parents
  • organise for RWI decodable storybooks and virtual classroom links to be sent home for pupils to practise every week

We offer you our full support to ensure Read Write Inc. is implemented effectively in your school. 

Before booking, please check you are happy to meet the seven steps to success below.

Seven steps to success
We will: As headteacher, we will need you to:
1. Train a reading leader in your school
  • appoint a key stage 1 or reception teacher for this role
  • agree for the reading leader to attend the six-day leadership course over 2 years
  • attend the first day’s course with your reading leader
  • agree for the reading leader to coach the reading team during RWI lessons and lead a weekly 30-minute practice session

2. Provide bespoke training and support in your school

  • book a one-day face-to-face training day for all staff
  • organise for RWI to be taught for one hour, five days a week in Year 1 and above, and 20 minutes rising to 40 minutes a day in reception
  • organise for children to continue RWI until they can read with fluency – including children in later year groups who are not reading at a level commensurate with their age
  • timetable storytimes every day

 

3. Train tutors to ensure success for children who need the most support
  • release teaching assistants to teach the slowest progress pupils for an additional 10 minutes every day.
4. Introduce rigorous assessment and tracking
  • organise for the reading leader to assess and track children’s reading progress every half term
  • upload data onto the RMT portal
5. Group children effectively to ensure maximum progress
  • place children into groups where they can make the most progress. This could mean children working in mix-aged groups
6. Use interactive strategies for the best learning behaviour
  • introduce co-operative learning behaviours in all lessons
7. Provide extensive support for parents
  • organise for RWI decodable storybooks and virtual classroom links to be sent home for pupils to practise every week

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