Mittelfristig (1 bis 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)

no improvement in social and emtional outcomes as a result of the programme

persönliche Entwicklung / Erwerb von sozialen und personalen Kompetenzen

There is no evidence that SPOKES had an effect on the standardised reading outcomes or the social and emotional outcomes of the participating children, overall. Factors that may have contributed to the lack of overall impact include a low attendance rate and a sample that included children of higher ability than the programme was designed for.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

SPOKES (Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools) programme
Ten-week intervention for parents designed to help struggling readers in Year 1; The programme teaches parents strategies to support their children’s reading such as listening to children read, pausing to let them work out words, and praising them when they concentrate and problem-solve.
ten weeks
808 pupils
year 1 pupils
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
sozial benachteiligte Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Sonstige (nicht kategorisierbar)
The programme was based primarily in Plymouth and was conducted with six cohorts of children and parents, one cohort each term from Spring term 2012 to Autumn term 2014. This evaluation was designed to assess the impact of the programme on children’s reading outcomes. It was a randomised controlled trial involving the parents of 808 children from 68 primary schools. Parents of Year 1 children identified as ‘struggling readers’ were recruited through their child’s school to participate in the project. Parents of the intervention children participated in ten weekly SPOKES sessions over one term and parents of children in a comparison group received books and newsletters.
(1) average annual costs for the programme implementation per place (child/ parent/ family) (2) cost rating
(1) £804 (2) High: up to £1,200 per pupil per year.
Spring term 2012 to Autumn term 2014