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South Yorkshire Reading Guarantee

Introduction

The South Yorkshire Guarantee has been produced in collaboration by partners across Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster. It is designed to offer schools the tools to reflect on and review practice, which then result in actions and plans to develop Reading for Pleasure, early reading and phonics.

WHY?

Reading for pleasure is a more important indicator of future success than any socio-economic factors. OECD, 2002.

WHAT? The Guarantee

  • Every child will learn to read.

  • Every child will choose to read frequently for pleasure.

HOW?

Learning to read...

in our school, we:

• Teach with fidelity to a systematic synthetic phonics programme.

• Ensure cumulative progression of sounds and books.

• Build a team of expert reading teachers through regular training.

• Reach the lowest 20% pupils with daily 1:1 tutoring.

• Dedicate sufficient time for the reading leader role.

Creating the conditions for Reading for Pleasure

In our school, we...

• Insist that teachers have an excellent knowledge of children's texts.

• Know our children as readers.

• Are committed to Reading for Pleasure Pedagogy:

                  - Reading aloud.

                  - Informal book talk and recommendations

                  - Reading time.

                  - Social reading environments.

RfP Audit

RfP audit for senior leaders.

RfP audit for adults in schools.

READING GUARANTEE

RfP Introduction

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Teachers Knowledge of texts

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub, focusing upon advice from Teresa Cremin with Lucy McKerrow.

What is the guarantee?

READING GUARANTEE

Teachers Knowledge of
children as readers

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub, focusing upon advice from Teresa Cremin with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

The informal nature of RfP pedagogy

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub, focusing upon advice from Teresa Cremin with Lucy McKerrow.

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Book Provision

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub, focusing upon advice from Teresa Cremin with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Leadership & Monitoring of RfP

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub, focusing upon advice from Teresa Cremin with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Parents as Partners

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub, focusing upon advice from Teresa Cremin with Lucy McKerrow.

Phonics Audit

Phonics and Early Reading
Self-Review Tool

READING GUARANTEE

Phonics Audit Introduction

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Teach with Fidelity to an SSP 
Programme

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Strong Start in Reception

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Cumulative Progression of 
Sounds and Books
 

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

The Reading Lead

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

READING GUARANTEE

Reaching the Lowest 20%

June 2021

Content provided by St Wilfrid's English Hub with Lucy McKerrow.

Signposting

English Hub

St Wilfrid's Hub

English Hub

Worrygoose Hub

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UK Literacy Association

UKLA

Teacher Reading Groups

Nat Literacy Trust

RfP Website

Open University

Resources

The Reading Framework
Teaching the foundations of literacy. DfE July 2021

List of validated 
systematic synthetic
phonics (SSP) programmes.

Partner Organisations

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