Trust Implementation & Impact

Our TVEd curriculum is shaped by the ethos ‘We are what we repeatedly do, excellence therefore is not an act but a habit’ which aims to enable all children, regardless of ability, additional needs or levels of disadvantage to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. 

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by text spines for a range of purposes. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children regardless of age, phase and stage. We aim to develop children’s ability to comprehend the texts they read and apply this skill in all areas of the curriculum. 

Throughout the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we teach reading through a text-based approach linked to their writing, which allows us to meet the needs of the children that we are teaching – through choosing a text that will engage, inspire and motivate. As well as reading a wide variety of texts, children are given frequent opportunities to develop their writing skills in different genre and forms. Children will experience a balance of fiction, non-fiction and poetry in each term and will revisit text types in subsequent year groups to allow for spaced retrieval and to embed the science of learning and cognitive theory within all that they do. 

Across the full Primary age range, the reading framework should be tailored to meet the needs of all pupils relative to age, stage and phase. At Tees Valley Education this incorporates our Formal, Semiformal+ and Semiformal curriculum pathways, teachers should tailor the teaching blocks and framework to suit the needs of the children within these pathways.


By the time they leave our academies, children will:

  • Love reading!
  • Read a variety of texts
  • Read regularly
  • Read for pleasure and information
  • Read independently with sustained concentration
  • Talk about texts and record their understanding in a variety of ways
  • Engage with ideas, information and themes in texts
  • Express prefrences about texts they have read

Children will leave TVEd competent and confident readers who have developed a lifelong passion for reading.  They will have been given the opportunity to be exposed to a range of texts and understand the different purposes of reading and the benefits to their lives.  By learning to read our children will be able to read to learn.


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