We understand the importance of excellent literacy skills. Students have a wide range of opportunities to develop these skills, which make a difference to the achievements of our students in their education and beyond.
Our commitment to the importance of literacy runs through all aspects of academy life from our displays to how our staff model standards.
We also enrol all our students into the Renaissance Reading programme to encourage students to have a passion and enjoyment of reading. This simple programme does just this!
Students undertake a STAR reading test which provides a ‘reading level’. Books in our library are coded to these levels, so students can choose from a broad range of books that are suitable for their current ability. Student are encouraged to read for a minimum of an hour a week. Following this a quiz is completed and students then develop their reading levels. Prizes are available for students who score highly on their quizzes and also for those who have read the most words. These have included literary trips to places like Harry Potter World and Whitby, the setting of Dracula!
For those students with particular reading support needs, we provide a comprehensive support system which includes Nurture, Platinum Reading and also one to one reading buddies.