King's Farm Primary School

King's Farm Primary School

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Being the best that we can be

Ofsted May 18:
  • King’s Farm Primary School is a Good School.
  • An impressive number of pupils take part in extra-curricular clubs before or after school.
  • Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.
  • The curriculum captures pupils’ imagination and they are eager to find out more.
  • In 2017 the school’s results at the expected standard for combined reading, writing and mathematics were the most improved in Kent.
  • Children in the early years make good progress from their starting points.

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.