As part of our campaign to improve literacy in the North East, we are producing resources and tools to assist with the application of the guidance report. 

Below is a list of discussion questions to help guide discussion around the recommendations from the guidance report. 

  1. Updated: 26th October, 2018

    KS1 Literacy: Discussion Questions

    441 KB pdf - KS1_Literacy_Discussion_Questions.pdf

    These questions can be used to guide discussion about how the guidance recommendations compare to current practice and to help explore the nuance in the report

We have also produced a self assessment guide to help with the application of the recommendations.

  1. Updated: 26th October, 2018

    Red Amber Green (RAG) Self Assessment Guide

    578 KB pdf - KS1_Literacy_RAG.pdf

    This guide describes what ‘ineffective’, improving’ and ‘exemplary’ practice can look like in relation to each of the recommendations.

In addition to these printable resources, we have produced videos for each of the seven recommendations in the guidance report.

Recommendation 1 – speaking and listening

Recommendation 2 – balanced reading approach

Recommendation 3 – phonics

Recommendation 4 – reading comprehension

Recommendation 5 – writing composition

Recommendation 6 – writing transcription

Recommendation 7 – adapting teaching

Recommendation 8 – high-quality interventions