Pupils do not read enough, consequently they do not read widely. Pupils do not have access to quality texts that interest them. While most pupils can read accurately, they do not always read with understanding. Leaders should ensure that pupils gain secure comprehension skills and read for pleasure.Inspection report: 9–10 November 2021
All students are assessed on entry to the academy and their reading and spelling ages considered. Some students may be allocated additional support time and take part in reading support sessions. All learners will take part in weekly whole school reading activities
Improving literacy across the curriculum is vital to student academic improvement. It is recognised that literacy skills are required both in general and subject specific for students to access and develop in all curriculum areas. Reading strategies should be used in all areas and can be utilised in order to support recall, prediction and comprehension.
Our strategy includes CPD for staff around using new reading, writing, and spelling programmes such as LEXONIC LEAP and FLEX Programmes. These reading recovery programmes support learners in developing reading fluency, spelling, general vocabulary, and an increase in confidence.
Lexonic LEAP/FLEX: Reading assessments will indicate that students will make rapid and sustained progress in reading age. Bespoke Literacy assessments will be utilised to chart developments in written ability.