Understanding reading is fundamental to unlocking a student’s ability to demonstrate learning and make progress in all subjects. Reading is taught by all subjects and is embedded in their long term plans, schemes of work and literacy roadmaps. We also have a bespoke Reading Response curriculum which promotes the ethos of whole-school reading and develops students’ comprehension.
Reading intervention is delivered to targeted students in school by the SEN department, as well as the English department. This intervention is a mixture of digital packages such as Lexia, as well as planned sessions for particular groups/cohorts.
As well as developing skills in Reading for all students, we also celebrate cultural Reading events to engage students and encourage them to have a life-long love for literature. We have a fully stocked library at the heart of the school, as well as access to the Open Library so that students have digital access to texts, which they can read from their own devices at home. We also promote annual events such as World Book Day and National Poetry Day, and run our own annual events, such as Spelling Bees and ‘Drop Everything and Read’ promotions.