Noctua Teaching School Alliance

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Research and Development

SSIF RIC Reading Project


In Autumn 2017 Noctua was successful in a bid to the DfE's Strategic School Improvement Fund to implement a RIC reading intervention (outlined in 'Mrs P Teach' blogspot) in targeted year groups (Y4/5 and Y7/8) in targeted primary and secondary schools. This intervention focuses on whole class reading comprehension across the curriculum, particularly maths and science. In addition, Incremental Coaching will be used by trainers to secure best quality teaching and learning.

The aims of the project are to:
  • Improve reading outcomes for all children before and after transition to high school
  • Use higher order reading skills to improve reading across all subjects - particularly science and maths
  • Engage disadvantaged boys.
How are we evaluating it?

Pupil outcomes will be monitored through the use of a baseline New Group Reading Test (NGRT) for all involved pupils at the outset of the project and then every six weeks.

A small team of research fellows from Leeds Beckett University has been appointed to complete a full evaluation report. This will include a confidence audit for teachers and literacy leads at the beginning and end of the project. In addition, there will be network meetings for all those involved.

When will the evaluation report be due?

The evaluation report will be completed in Summer 2019

Other Projects

We are currently awaiting the outcome of several other research bids.

If you would like further information on our research projects, please contact us