Reading Plus has transformed our culture of reading at our school. It provides an exciting, engaging platform for children to improve, but ultimately enjoy. Before we began using this program, it was an uphill task to get our children to read, but now, thanks to Reading Plus, they love reading!
Michael Suthers, English Lead
Pallister Park Primary School
What a positive impact Reading Plus has had on our results! Out of our lower-ability Year 6 cohort, 66% achieved the Expected Standard, with 22% achieving Greater Depth. We are thrilled with this as all pupils have made great progress and many have achieved ‘unimaginable targets’!
Danielle Brett, Head of Year 6
Ponteland Middle School
We started using Reading Plus last year after low SATs results from the 2016 Reading paper. We found some children still did not have the stamina, the understanding of a wide range of vocabulary and the ability to read a wide range of texts that was required to be ready for year 7.
Reading Plus has been instrumental in raising the profile of reading further amongst our year 6 children. Children are highly motivated and look forward to sessions, often completing extra texts at home – something which was unheard of amongst certain children. They love the rewards and unlocking new levels, and take real pride and achievement in their successes. The children thoroughly enjoy reading the wide selection of texts, whilst also broadening their vocabulary and developing their comprehension and inference skills. Most importantly, I feel Reading Plus has given our children greater confidence in accessing more challenging texts which have further encouraged a love of reading. Furthermore, the children have used the vocabulary learnt in their own independent writing.
For a teacher, we have found the data which Reading Plus provides is extremely accurate and is excellent in terms of plotting where strengths and weaknesses are, tracking individuals and displaying progress. It is highly motivating watching children progress from their starting points.
This year we achieved 96% in the 2017 reading SAT. Our children approached the test with the confidence that is required and I do believe Reading Plus was fundamental in helping our children.
Emma Wake, Year 6 Teacher
Christ Church Primary School
We have been using Reading Plus in upper Key Stage 2 for just over a year, after taking part in a successful trial with other schools in our area. Over my teaching career, I have never worked with such an effective, enjoyable and accessible intervention programme. The children love it and come in bright and early to get on with their daily, thirty-minute sessions. They love the way they can track themselves and show pure delight when they unlock a new Level or achieve a new word Level count! The support from the staff at Reading Solutions UK, especially Jonny and Amanda, has been second to none. We look forward to continuing our partnership in years to come and to see many more of our children develop and sustain a life long love for reading.
Miss J. Parkin, Head of KS2
Dunston Hill Primary School
Year 6 have loved Reading Plus and I strongly believe that it has fully prepared them with the stamina to get through their reading SAT. Previous to this year our children have really struggled with their stamina. We are delighted with the outcomes of the program this year, as our Year 6. We look forward to the (SAT’S) results and I am excited to begin it with a Year 5 new class – it will give them all a great head start to Year 6!
Sinead Walsh, Deputy Headteacher
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School
After falling foul of the much harder Key Stage 2 reading test in 2016, we knew we had to find something that would encourage the children to read even more, especially at home. We invested in Reading Plus and feel the programme has contributed greatly to our much-improved results. In 2018, 92% of our children achieved the expected Standard compared to 46% in 2016. We are delighted with the support and guidance we receive on a regular basis from a locally based, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. Thank you Reading Plus!
Anna Young, Headteacher
Wessington Primary School
Reading Plus has had a huge impact on fluency and stamina. Children are actually finishing the texts and our results are through the roof!
Sue Richardson, Headteacher
Preston Primary School
A fantastic resource to motivate, enthuse, and develop reading skills!
Christine Kellett, Leader of Literacy
Westoe Crown Primary School
We are currently in our first year of using Reading Plus and the children are eager to use it at school and home.
Susan Jones, Reading Lead
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School
Our children are motivated more so than ever to improve their total words read and Combos achieved which, in turn, increases reading comprehension and fluency.
Rebecca Blakey, Assistant Headteacher
New York Primary School