Literacy & Numeracy
All pupils in Year 7 are assessed using GL Assessment’s reading test when they join the academy: https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/new-group-reading-test-ngrt .The assessment helps highlight which pupils require catch up tuition. Literacy support is provided in different ways depending on the need of each pupil. This could include reading support in the library, small group literacy tuition, phonics and the Reading Reconsidered programme. In addition all pupils in Year 7 and 8 access the Accelerated Reader programme three times per week: https://www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader Accelerated Reader is a programme designed to encourage a love of reading and move children towards age appropriate reading as quickly as possible, testing for comprehension along the way. The programme uses pupil interests and reading levels to suggest books that are suitable or pupils can self-select from over 200,000 choices.