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:: Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Project (PSCP) ::
Outline
This hugely successful project supports schools in analysing their phonics data and using this to fine-tune phonics provision in Year 1 to close gaps for as many pupils as possible, and to continue to raise attainment in reading for all. Accurate and efficient decoding is linked to reading fluency and comprehension, and deep subject knowledge around reading development forms a core thread of the project. We know that children may experience barriers to learning for a range of reasons. Unpicking these, and matching provision to individual need, is integral to closing these gaps. Previous project schools have seen a mean increase of +16% on their previous year’s results; the greatest increase a school has seen is +49.3%. In addition, the gender gap has narrowed to, on average, only 1% in project schools. The project package includes high-quality training resources, diagnostic assessment tools and the professional development outlined below. Schools benefit from the project in a range of ways, e.g. improving their score in comparison to National, LA or their own previous scores. For schools who are experiencing a decline in their school’s phonics data over a number of years, full implementation of the project has successfully supported with reversing this. During project, the participants will use their screening check data and individual annotated response sheets to carry out error analysis and explore matching provision to need. With their linked adviser, they will plan, carry out and review key actions for individual pupils and groups of pupils. The project will then support delegates to embed strategies through robust action planning, ensuring future success and building sustainable improvements in provision. Following the launch day event a half-day consultancy visit will be arranged with an allocated adviser by the end of January 2019. One-form entry includes a project lead and one classroom teacher and two-form entry includes a project lead and two classroom teachers.
Prerequisites
Schools will nominate a class teacher/s and an English subject leader / project lead to be present at the first and last training days, and at the in-school consultancy visit. Please note the project teacher must commit to being present at the mid-point twilight. Schools will be supported to select six Year 1 pupils who fit the following criteria: • are 1-2 terms below ARE for reading • are eligible for PPG funding (where applicable). Identification of focus pupils should not be fully confirmed before the launch day; more information about suitable pupil choice will be given at the launch and on the tailored consultancy visit. However, delegates will need to bring reading, phonics and ELG tracking data and their question-level analysis of the past year’s PSC paper. Class teachers will be expected to commit to working with the identified focus group for 20 minutes, twice a week over a 12-week period. Class teachers will need to assess pupils at the beginning and end of the project using the materials provided.
Outcomes:
By attending the event, participants will:
  • increase the proportion of pupils in Year 1 meeting the check threshold, including vulnerable groups
  • share tried and tested reading strategies in order to deliver precision teaching and close gaps early
  • improve pupils’ enjoyment, fluency and self-regulation when reading
  • develop whole-school systems for sustaining the gains
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • INCos/ SENCos
  • Subject Leaders
Being delivered by Kirsten Snook and Ruth Goodman
Price One-form entry £560 per school for 2 delegates, two-form entry £660 per school for 3 delegates. For all schools outside Hertfordshire please contact us for a price and availability before booking.
Support Officer Stephen Whitehouse
Email stephen.whitehouse@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Enquiries Telephone: 01438 844274
Additional Information http://myacademy.govnet.co.uk/2017042/html5forwebkit.html?page=92
 :: Session Information :: 
Town/Venue Dates Time Course Code Availability
Stevenage, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Thu 10 Jan 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Spaces Available
St Albans, Bowmansgreen Primary School, London Colney Tue 12 Feb 2019 15:30 - 18:00 Spaces Available
Stevenage, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Wed 27 Mar 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Spaces Available
  
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