Focus on Reading

As part of raising standards at the Academy we have been focusing on reading. At the start of  every English lesson for fifteen minutes, every student has some dedicated time of quiet reading. This enables them to concentrate and creates a calm atmosphere to begin the day’s lessons.

Books are provided for students to choose from and they are encouraged to bring their own books in from home. In lessons such as maths and science, the class will read a text set by the teacher that is appropriate to the subject topic.