Aim: To provide children who are struggling with aspects of literacy, in particular reading and spelling.
Selection criteria: LIS support is for children who have been flagged up by class teachers or SENCo as needing extra support with reading and spelling within a small group where the work is individualised. The children work at their own speed and level, building the skills and knowledge that they need to make their next steps in learning. They work with books, games and computers.
So that the work can be practised resources such as specialised equipment, worksheets and reading books are available to use in the classroom and to take home.
Each child receives a folder to take home in which contains a task or activity to complete at home plus a home-school book so that the parents are aware of what the child is learning and what they may need help with. Parents are encouraged to write in this book as well as the LIS teacher.
Measuring impact: Entry and exit assessments (Salford and SWST) are completed to give a standardised Reading and Spelling Age score.
A QUEST assessment is completed for the younger children, which highlights any auditory, visual and verbal difficulties.