The Role of Associate Staff

Associate Staff (AS) have high expectations of all pupils, and use their subject knowledge to enable all pupils to achieve the learning objective in lessons. Teaching staff plan lessons to make effective use of AS, therefore their impact is significant in contributing to the learning and achievement in our classrooms.

Our AS are involved in delivering Read Write Inc.– a short-term specialised multisensory phonics programme which is used to improve phonics, reading and spelling ages. Results since September 2013 show that by the end of Key Stage One, 81% of our pupils have made accelerated progress within the Read Write Inc. programme.

AS provide one-to-one/small group input linked to the pupil’s SEND Plan. Range 3 intervention using programmes such as Springboard, Catch Up literacy/Numeracy, Talking Partners, Lego Play Therapy are also delivered on a one-to-one and small group basis. This helps our SEND pupils in becoming more confident independent learners.