Daily Supportive Programme
The Daily Supported Reading Programme (DSR) is a classroom programme that helps to move all children on in their reading. It is delivered initially to Year 1 and 2, then introduced into Reception in Term 6, for maximum impact across the school. It helps children make accelerated progress by working with trained adults in small groups matched to their independent reading levels. This method has a proven track record of success in raising school reading standards in KS1.
At King’s Farm Primary DSR occurs daily for half an hour. Regular assessments ensure that there is fluid movement between the groups so that children are fully supported and stretched to achieve their full potential. All children continue to take books to read at home.
Adults who lead a DSR group have attended focused training and had the opportunity to discuss how to make reading fun, interesting and, most importantly, accessible to all our children. In our DSR sessions trained adult leaders ensure that children problem solve as they read to become independent readers. We also teach them the core skills we want them to learn when reading.