Daily Supported Reading (DSR) gives your school the tools to deliver effective reading support for younger children.
Following the DSR programme instils good reading routines and practice from a young age and helps all children increase their enjoyment and maximise their progress in reading.
Using DSR in your school will establish strong systems for organising reading support and provide professional development for staff and other skilled adults so they meet the needs of the children they are teaching.
Reading will have an essential role in supporting a successful return to school for children in September, following COVID-19 related closures. Find out how DSR can help your teachers to plan responsively to the reading needs of children, and how it fits the criteria of a catch-up reading tuition programme for which you will receive funding.
This classroom programme is delivered initially to Year 1, then introduced into Reception and for the lowest attaining children in Year 2 for maximum impact across the school.
Children enjoy daily independent reading in small groups matched to their independent reading level, led by a trained adult.
Adults use differentiated lesson guides to move children on and make sound judgements about when to do so.
The programme includes:
- a half-day training session for all staff who will be working with children (or whole-school training)
- one training session for the Project Co-ordinator to support implementation and a follow up review session
- programme materials to structure independent sessions with daily reading groups
- access to termly forums and electronic resources and materials
What our customers think
"14 schools who were part of an independent two year evaluation of DSR from 2013–2015, and who implemented the programme as designed, achieved their highest outcomes ever for children achieving level 2b plus. The average increase in reading outcomes across this cohort was 11.3%."
Karen Jaeggi, National Leader for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
Why you should choose us
Hackney is ranked in the top 5 local authorities in England for percentage of pupils reaching expected standards in reading.
Our DSR method has a proven track record of success in raising school reading standards at KS1.
If you want a systematic and successful programme and highly motivated staff to help the children in your school to excel in their reading, then DSR is for you.