Literacy Intervention is offered to students that have a lower reading and spelling age than their chronological age. After initial base line assessments upon entry in Year 7, students may be invited to come out of languages and work on improving their literacy skills for three lessons a week. Students may only attend for a short period of time, or if there is a higher level of need. Some students may stay in Literacy Intervention for the whole of Key Stage 3.
The intervention programme is successful and improves not only a student’s reading and spelling age, but also their confidence with Literacy, gaining transferable literacy skills that can be used across the curriculum.
The ultimate learning objective of the Literacy Intervention programme is to increase a student’s reading and spelling age by at least 6 months within a year.