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GROW@KS3 Literacy

GROW@KS3 Literacy is a school-based literacy programme for students in Year 7 and 8 whose literacy skills are below age-related expectations.

The GROW lesson cycle fosters 'Growth in Reading, Oracy and Writing'. It aims to produce independent and highly motivated learners, whose literacy improves every time they read and write.

GROW involves a short series of lessons (individually or in groups of up to three), a minimum of three times a week, for a 10 week initial period.

Lessons are led by teachers, HLTAs, SENCOs or teacher librarians who have attended GROW professional development.

GROW is tailored to individual needs based on formative assessment. Goal setting and feedback loops build metacognition and self-regulation (EEF Toolkit) which impact learning beyond the intervention.

GROW@KS3 Literacy Facts and outcomes from the pilot

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