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An evaluation of Sunderland LEA literacy transition project

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Frank Hardman, Ian Hall, Professor Jill ClarkORCiD



Sunderland LEA identified a number of problems that were impacting on pupil transfer at Key Stages 2 and 3. These include, perceptions about reading skills at the start of Key Stage 3, lack of parental involvement and low levels of adult literacy. Furthermore, statistical data show that the percentages of children in the cluster schools achieving level 4 or higher were in some cases considerably below the Sunderland and National averages. All of these issues taken as a whole, prompted Sunderland LEA to develop a programme of activities to address the problems encountered in the cluster area of Pennywell specifically. The aims and objectives of the Sunderland LEA Literacy Transition Project (LTP) as presented in the original project appraisal document were: 1. To support a school-based partnership to develop a programme of activities which will enhance attainment in KS2/3; 2. To encourage individual schools to identify, develop and implement activities, which address the needs of their pupils; 3. To implement a number of activities in 2000/2004 at cluster and at school level 4. To complement the activities in the SRB 3 Quality Time Project, SRB post 16 project and the EAZ action plan.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hardman FC, Hall IR, Clark J

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2002

Pages: 23

Print publication date: 01/04/2002

Source Publication Date: April 2002

Institution: Department of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne