Closing the gap in reading

November 24 2016

ST Bonaventure's School in Egerton Road was among a group of seven Bristol schools awarded the Bristol Every Child a Reader (EcaR) standard.

ST Bonaventure's School in Egerton Road was among a group of seven Bristol schools awarded the Bristol Every Child a Reader (EcaR) standard.

Representatives from each school were presented with a plaque by Councillor Jeff Lovell, Lord Mayor of Bristol, at the Mansion House.

The ECaR programme identifies children struggling to get to grips with reading and offers intensive one-to-one support with a specialist reading recovery teacher to help them get back on track. More than eight out of ten children were successfully helped to achieve the reading level appropriate for their age, after taking part in the scheme.

Headteacher Lucilles Charles said: “At St Bonaventure’s we are committed to promote reading and develop our pupils’ enjoyment of books.  We are pleased that all our efforts to ensure that our pupils have access to high quality books and  regular opportunities to enjoy reading  has been recognised and celebrated with the bestowal of the ECAR award.

“I would like to extend my thanks to my dedicated staff and in particular Mrs Rees (Reading Recovery Teacher), Mrs Williams (English leader) and to all the members of our local community who volunteer their time to read with our pupils. “