Hi all, I’m a newly appointed English Lead in an all abilities (complex, MLD, SLD, PMLD) school that has pupils from EYFS to KS4. I’m currently trying to get to know the classes and what reading looks like for the pupils. We have the Rapid Reading scheme, which the MLD pupils are accessing. Lower down the school they are using sensory phonics/ Letters & Sounds. Further up the school KS3/4 higher ability MLD are concentrating on comprehension and inference skills. We have an SLD KS4 class that are finding reading tricky. They have been having phonics sessions aimed at the gaps in their knowledge. A lot of the pupils are also stuck on being able to blend. I’d love to get parents involved more but we don’t currently send home reading books unless parents request them. I’d like to change this so that all pupils are taking books home (where appropriate). I know that we would need an updated new reading scheme as our books are a bit fatty and tired now. I suppose I’m asking for advice on what to do for the SLD KS4 class, or if reading at home works well in your school. I’ve delivered/ booked a few CPD sessions around phonics and reading but I feel that I may need to work 1:1 with some staff on what their class need as they seem to find it tricky to plan reading/ phonics sessions. I know that Ofsted talk a lot about consistently, but I’d like to get to the stage where staff choose what is best for their class and talk confidently about their pupils and the justification for their decisions. I know this is a big ask, especially as not all colleagues are as passionate about teaching reading as I am. I’d love to know what works for you and what reading looks like in your schools. Thank you!