Northamptonshire Collaborative Reading Partnership (NCRP)

​A key issue across Northamptonshire, at Key Stage 2, is reading. The NCRP will address this through staff training and partnerships, with the aim of raising attainment and improving progress by the end of KS2.

Analysis of KS2 data across the Local Authority, over the past 2 years, indicates that one of the key issues for our county is reading. To address this, in collaboration with two of our Teaching Schools, the LA are devising a 2-year programme of targeted support to raise attainment and progress in reading at the end of KS2.

The project will involve Year 5 and Year 6 teachers and English Subject Leaders. It will be based on the latest EEF research ‘Improving Literacy in KS2’. There is some funding for the first year and we hope to secure additional funding to extend the project beyond this.

Launch event

Will be held on Monday 22 January at the Park Inn Northampton.

This is a fantastic opportunity to access high quality speakers addressing raising standards in reading across our schools. In the morning delegates will be able to see the state of reading across the county and also access high-quality educational consultants presenting innovative approaches to teaching reading.

In the afternoon sessions Year 6 teachers and subject leads will have the opportunity to access practical ideas and resources that are particularly important to their roles. There will be opportunities to network with other colleagues and an excellent opportunity to browse, and potentially purchase, a wide range of reading resources and books.

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The NCRP aims to improve the comprehension ability of pupils and the role of the English Subject Leader. This initiative will combine both central training and CPD along with carefully tailored school to school support. Project schools will be matched with a lead school who will share their successful approaches in developing the teaching of reading both in upper KS2 as well as across the school. The Headteacher will be responsible for monitoring the impact of this programme and this will also be monitored externally by the SSIM attached to the school.

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The following documents present the evidence on which the programme has been informed by:

19/02/2018 15:09
Terms of reference for a review of post-18 education and funding to ensure a joined-up system that works for everyone.
19/02/2018 15:08
The Prime Minister pledges to look at ways to ensure more people have a genuine choice of high quality technical and academic options.
18/02/2018 22:45
Prime Minister Theresa May will launch a wide-ranging review into post-18 education in a speech in Derbyshire.
01/02/2018 12:30
Completed RFCs that we'll make to the CBDS during 2018, including details of the change and the reasons for the request.
25/01/2018 12:23
A revised statutory direction issued to Kirklees council due to poor performance in children's social care services.