Catch Up Literacy (Effectiveness Trial)

Catch Up Literacy is a structured one-to-one literacy intervention for pupils between the ages of 6 and 14 who are struggling to learn to read.

It teaches pupils to blend phonemes (combine letter sounds into words), segment phonemes (separate words into letter sounds), and memorise particular words so they can be understood without needing to use phonics strategies to decode them.

The intervention matches books to pupils according to their reading ability, which pupils then read to a teaching assistant (TA), so is also intended to support the development of their comprehension skills.