Be one of 108 schools to participate in a fully-funded professional development and leadership programme ending in March 2020. The programme will focus on the teaching of phonics and early reading and writing with Read Write Inc. Phonics. The final 36 primary schools are being recruited now. Download a PDF of the full offer details.
The government is committed to raising life chances for every child – regardless of background. The focus for TLIF funding includes the 12 Opportunity Areas and Category 5/6 areas – all with a legacy of educational challenge. The aim is to improve pupil outcomes, thereby making a significant contribution to tackling social mobility.
This programme is offered in conjunction with the Department for Education's Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF). For more information from the Department for Education, click here.
The two-year CPD programme includes:
All funded by TLIF – normal cost £14,700.
Eligible schools should be Ofsted ‘Requires Improvement*’ or below and in:
Opportunity Areas - Blackpool, Derby, Norwich, Ipswich, Oldham, the North Yorkshire Coast, West Somerset, Bradford, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent
Priority Areas across England.
*If your school is Ofsted ‘Good’ (2) but has Key Stage 1 literacy data that is cause for concern, please complete the form and give details. ‘Good’ schools will be considered on a case by case basis.
Eligible schools must not have had in-school Read Write Inc. Phonics Training or Development Days in the last two years. Schools will be required to purchase Read Write Inc. Phonics resources.
The first 72 schools have started the programme. Recruitment has now opened for the 36 remaining places.
The fully-funded programme will:
Schools will be required to purchase Read Write Inc. Phonics resources. The publishers (Oxford University Press) are offering a 30% discount.
The EEF rates Phonics as a low-cost use of Pupil Premium (PP) funding with a very secure evidence base. Read Write Inc. Phonics fits a number of other EEF suggested uses of PP funding, e.g. small group tuition, oral language intervention, behaviour intervention, feedback.