The Reading Framework is also making it a priority for those pupils who arrive in KS3 still lacking fluency to be supported more extensively.
‘It is important to identify whether they need support in decoding or reading fluency. It is likely that pupils with a reading age (RA) of 8 or below will need the support of an SSP programme, though few will need to start at the beginning and pupils with RAs of 8 and 9, are likely to need support in developing their reading speed and fluency.’
DfE Reading Framework 2023
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