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A research project of the School of Education.
The project evaluated was a randomised controlled trial of an intervention called Switch On which has adapted a long-standing New Zealand intervention called Reading Recovery for use with Year 7. The intervention involves daily short individual sessions for 12 weeks. Here Switch On was offered to Year 7 pupils eligible for the pupil premium who did not achieve Level 4 English at Key Stage 2 (KS2).
The project is funded by the following grant.
- Switch On (£18175.31 from Education Endowment Foundation)
The intervention was generally well-conducted and the pupils seemed very happy with their reading sessions. Staff need training and then some monitoring to ensure that they adhere to the protocol.