My aims for next year are, quite simply, to raise standards in reading across the whole school and to develop a cross-curricular approach to writing and grammar.
Further cuts to teaching budgets make these aims more of a challenge, so I have devised several cost-effective ways to achieve them. Here are the three main approaches that I will be using.
1. Switch to whole-class reading in Years 1-6
The debate between whole-class and guided reading is keenly fought by both sides, as Sinéad Gaffney highlights. In my previous school, moving to whole-class reading was the best decision we ever made. ...