- Apply links menu
- Adult learning course list
- Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction
- Allotments list
- Jobs at the Council
- Bus pass
- Library membership
- Carer's assessment
- Council housing services
- Planning applications
- Council tax and business rates
- Property licence
- Disabled parking
- Recycling and waste services
- Free school meals
- School places
- HomeChoice Bristol
- Social services assistance
- Pay links menu
- Report links menu
- My Account links menu
More Bristol schools are closing the gap in reading
Fourteen more Bristol schools have achieved the Bristol Every Child a Reader standard, bringing the total number of schools to 30.
The Bristol schools are Bannerman Road Primary, Millpond Primary, South Street Primary, Two Mile Hill Primary, Hareclive Primary, Parson Street Primary, Victoria Park Primary, Whitehall Primary, Cabot Primary, Glenfrome Primary, Knowle Park Primary, St Peters Primary, St Annes Infant and St Teresa’s Primary.
The Every Child a Reader programme identifies children struggling to get to grips with reading and offers intensive one-to-one support to help them get back on track.
The programme helps children by giving one-to-one reading support with a specialist reading recovery teacher.
Around 1,794 children in Bristol primary schools benefited from the scheme last year. Of these children, more than four out of five (87 per cent) were successfully helped to achieve the reading level appropriate for their age after taking part in the scheme.
Nearly half the children who received Reading Recovery in 2011-12 in Bristol were from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, compared to 25% of children at Bristol primary schools overall.
The programme also resulted in nearly 188 children being removed from the Special Education Needs register following support and progress through the Reading Recovery programme.
Tracking of children who received Reading Recovery at the start of primary school six years ago because their reading was below expected levels for their age, shows they continued to maintain the gains made during the programme, with 90% achieving the level expected for their age at the end of KS2 (age 11).
Published on: Mon, 23/07/2012