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Reading Intervention

How do we support learners with low levels of literacy?

Fresh start

We recognise that some students will need additional support when starting secondary school. At Stuart Bathurst we have a specialist team of staff who support struggling readers with phonetics intervention.

Fresh Start (FS) is a catch-up literacy intervention for pupils at risk of falling behind their peers in early secondary schooling. It provides systematic and rigorous practice in phonics so that pupils are at an appropriate level to join the mainstream group after completion of the intervention. Pupils are assessed and then grouped according to their levels of reading ability. Teaching in these groups begins with recognition, practice and blending of sounds and graphemes, based on a set of module booklets.