Within our short stay respite provision, we use IDL. This is an interactive Literacy intervention which is structured to provide comprehensive and specific teaching, tailored to individual pupil’s needs.

IDL is also used at Key Stage 4 curriculum as a literacy intervention.


Accelerated Reader

At The Heights, Burnley, we have invested in the Accelerated Reader (AR) programme as part of our wider reading strategy across the school. AR is a reading package aimed at engaging pupils in learning through ensuring they have appropriate reading material according to their ability and interests. AR also provides pupils with access to over 210,000 quizzes in and nearly 2,000 nonfiction articles, to deliver abundant reading choice.

Every term, pupils will complete a STAR reading test in school. This will give each pupil an additional STAR reading age, a book level and a reading target. Following each term’s STAR test, the pupil’s reading age should be showing improvement. Following the first STAR test of the year, each pupil will be asked to read a book from their book level. When they have finished the book, they will log onto the Accelerated Reader website to complete a quiz on the book they have read. Pupils must achieve 60% or more to pass the quiz.

If you require any further information on the AR programme, please contact

“We are passionate about making a difference, removing challenges to learning, having a positive impact, delivering high quality teaching and learning, and achievement for all.”