THE Arrow Foundation is pressing on with its push for literacy development, this time with the ardent support of the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust and the Nelson Street Boys Roman Catholic (RC) Primary School.
Managing director of the Arrow Foundation Christopher Bonterre said the "beacon status" programmes ensure teachers and staff receive training and support to raise literacy levels and also to deal with issues like crisis and trauma that may hamper learning.
Fifty pupils are involved in the intervention phase, following which the Nelson Street school will continue to run the programme independently for two years. All of the pupils, however, have the opportunity to benefit from this literacy intervention programme with support from trained Arrow tutors, said a media release.
The computer-based programme focuses on remedial work in reading, spelling, dictation, speech and listening skills and assists pupils who experience academic challenges by transforming their entire approach to learning.
Teachers who have been trained in Arrow techniques are working towards receiving their certification from the United Kingdom.
The computer-based learning programme applies use of the self-voice – a recording of the learner’s own voice while reading – which forms the basis of the multi-sensory learning approach.
The school is also conducting a number of works