Literacy

We develop scholars who are confident readers, speakers, writers and listeners; who value these life skills and strive to improve them. It is the responsibility of all staff from all subject areas to teach literacy skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening are integral to all subjects.  

In order to raise the profile of literacy, to support scholars with their learning and to raise standards across the curriculum, there are three ‘literacy’ expectations of all scholars at all times:  

1. To have a reading book in their possession (reading)  
2. To speak in full sentences and no slang (speaking)  
3. To track the speaker/s (listening)  

There are also 40 minutes of reading time each day during DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) sessions. During these sessions, Advisors, as teachers of reading, support scholars in their reading through a variety of activities including reading in silence, discussing their reading with peers and completing book reviews. Advisors are also required to model reading aloud and reading in silence, facilitate class discussion, check reading logs and assess scholars' reading against DEAR standards.  Interventions are provided for scholars based on their DEAR standards data.  

Ready to Succeed?

Join Our Team View Our Impact

If you need to get in touch with us, please use our contact page.

Latest Tweets

Twitter

More creative cooking from the Food and Hospitality elective...mini sandwich cakes; all original designs!! #creativity #cookingskills #ProudToTeach https://t.co/0oHzUUUM21
11:14pm 13.11.2019

Twitter
Twitter

Reminder to our families, the academy is closed tomorrow for Data Day. We will be spending the day reviewing each scholars learning so far this cycle and identifying key next steps and how we are going to support them. Also we have our Y11 and Y13 Progress Events on Thursday,
10:03am 17.11.2019

Twitter

A week of Lasagne and Shepherds pie here @DIxonsma, where scholars are thriving on the multi-tasking and teamwork in the kitchen! https://t.co/P38LX6W0xy
11:11pm 13.11.2019

Twitter

A massive thanks to my advisory (10 Oxford) for going above and beyond for the @SamaritansPurse charity donation box. We managed to fill 4 boxes! #operationchristmaschild #100% https://t.co/3Aau6YSzqB
8:50pm 14.11.2019