One of our Partner Schools, Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery in Westcliff-on-Sea, had an Ofsted inspection in November. We are delighted that they received very positive feedback on their reading teaching! This is testament to their hard work in implementing a new phonic programme and the strong reading teaching by staff.
Prince Avenue was selected as one of our Partner Schools in 2021 after attending a Showcase and submitting an Action Plan. New Vision English Hub has provided the school with almost £6,000 funding to implement a new systematic synthetic phonic programme with fidelity. As one of our twenty-two Partner Schools they have also benefitted from seven days free Literacy Specialist support, with two more still to come this year.
The Prince Avenue Ofsted report states that:
Pupils love reading. One pupil commented, ‘I love reading because it takes me to a
different world.’ Leaders make sure pupils access a range of texts and stories. In key
stage 2, the texts used during reading lessons extend pupils’ understanding of other
subjects. Leaders are working to enhance the reading curriculum and build on what
is already in place. Carefully chosen books have been mapped to the curriculum in
all year groups. Children in the nursery are introduced to the sounds letters make
through games and activities. In Reception, children begin to learn to read as soon
as they join the school. Staff teach phonics well. They are quick to identify any pupil
who finds reading hard. Effective support is put in place to help pupils to improve
their fluency and confidence.
The full report can be found here.
Well done to the entire Prince Avenue team.