Success for All

What is Success For All?

Success For All is a programme for teaching Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening from EYFS to Year 6.The programme is based on research and has been used widely both in the USA and the UK. It has been proven to raise standards in Reading and Writing.

The programme covers the important elements of Literacy. It also develops learning behaviours through the use of Co-operative learning strategies. Children learn to work with others, as a team and with partners. Partner and team talk is encouraged and children make progress in lessons as a result of this. An ideal SFA lesson should mean that the children are talking far more than the teachers!

Success for All at Thrybergh Primary School

Children are assessed on their reading fluency. They are then grouped according to their reading ability and how they have performed in the reading assessment.

Children are taught in ability groups across the school and their SFA session takes place every day for 90 minutes.

Kinder Corner ( EYFS) and Roots involves shared, paired and guided reading, daily phonics work, grammar and writing sessions.

Wings lessons follow a programme which ensures children are taught to read, analyse and respond to texts, learn the grammar and spelling requirements of the National Curriculum and create, redraft and edit their own pieces of writing.

High quality texts are used across the entire programme, exposing children to the work of important authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Jaqueline Wilson and Alan Ahlberg. It also introduces classic poems such as The Jabberwocky.

Co-operative learning is a very important aspect of the programme – children work in teams and have a partner within that team. At the beginning of a new cycle, the children are put into teams of four and they decide on a team name. During the lesson children are given team points and then at the end of the week the team with the most points is given a prize. Points are given for five different areas:

  • Active listening
  • Helping and encouraging others
  • Completing tasks
  • Everyone participating
  • Explaining ideas and telling why

Success For All was first implemented in our school in January 2019.  All staff have received high-quality training since October 2018 and are thoroughly enjoying this new approach to delivering the English curriculum.