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Literacy – the 6UP project

The 6UP literacy project is using ‘dialogic’ teaching to boost reading outcomes for children across a group of schools in London. Helen Frostick reports

In Richmond upon Thames, schools have been grouped into localities and headteachers work hard for the common good of all of the pupils across all of the schools. Secondary schools are grouped with their local primary schools under this model.

Clustered in this manner, schools have worked together to come up with exciting cross-school opportunities to improve outcomes for pupils. One example of this has been joint INSET days, whereby each school hosts training and all staff go out to different venues in the locality. This training has been for all staff, including teaching assistants, and has covered all range of curriculum subjects.

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