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Edge Hill University Project .X. Code

Edge Hill University Project .X. Code

Project X CODE

Teaching Project X CODE is the highlight of my day – seeing how much the children enjoy their learning and watching their self-confidence grow.

 Teaching Assistant, Belmont Primary School, Bexley.



Project X CODE Training: 

  • provides targeted use of the Pupil Premium
  • supports the new National Curriculum for English
  • develops reading skills and enjoyment
  • develops teaching assistants’ subject knowledge and wider effectiveness
  • provides detailed evidence of progress and impact



How Does it Work?

Project X CODE is a highly motivational series of 3D adventure books, based on a structured progression of phonics, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Teaching and Assessment Handbooks with detailed session notes support a trained teaching assistant or teacher to teach a small group of children for half an hour four times a week. The series of books is available from OUP.

Sessions developed by Edge Hill University to enhance the Project X CODE  reading books  help children to overcome difficulties, develop their skills and enjoy reading.

Click here to find out more about the OUP reading intervention or watch the video below…


Impact on Achievement

Over 5,000 pupils in Years 1 to 8 have been supported by trained teaching assistants with Project X CODE in 400 schools.

  • They made an average Reading Age gain of 12 months after 5 months of support by trained teaching assistants – almost 70% more than the gain achieved without training.
  • Their comprehension scores rose by 70% – over twice the gain achieved without training.

See a Sample School Report here.




Training by an accredited ECC Trainer enables teaching assistants to adapt sessions to meet children’s needs and develops their reading subject knowledge and pedagogy, not just for Project X CODE but for all their work in school. They can move on to further accredited academic study.