At Foxhills every member of staff holds the firm belief that every child can and will learn to read, regardless of their background, needs and abilities.
All staff have high aspirations for every child in becoming a reader. We believe that reading underpins the curriculum and therefore, pupils who do not learn to speak read and write confidently and fluently do not have the language skills required in order to fully participate as a member of society, and are therefore disenfranchised.
Through our phonics programme ‘Read, Write, Inc.’ all children receive daily phonics teaching in a small group environment that specifically targets their individual needs. Our teachers and teaching assistants are skilled practitioners who receive regular training to ensure that all children experience high quality phonics teaching all of the time.
Why Read, Write Inc.?
Read, Write, Inc. provides a consistent, robust, systematic approach to phonics teaching throughout the school. This approach has proven to be highly successful for children at Foxhills and the well-established scheme is closely matched to children’s individual needs, helping our committed staff achieve a high level of success.
The English lead regularly monitors teaching and learning, in addition to assessing every child’s progress at least once every six weeks. Assessment is used throughout the programme to quickly identify the needs of all children, so that specific, targetted intervention can take place, within a timely manner.
The impact of Read, Write, Inc. at Foxhills is that our children develop into confident, resilient learners who want to learn, are passionate about their own progress and become accurate, fluent readers, who are able to take advantage of opportunities provided to them across the wider curriculum and in the wider world.