There are clear policies and systems in place at the Academy to ensure that every student’s literacy needs are met. Over the last four years, the curriculum has been significantly developed and there has been a programme of additional activities to improve literacy at all levels. In the curriculum, every opportunity is explored to promote the highest standards of reading, writing and communication. Consistency and creativity are the key principles which underpin every aspect of our practice. In lessons, teachers make use of five simple reading strategies to support comprehension; the W.R.I.T.E rules are the basic set of expectations used by all to ensure accuracy in written work and four simple steps are in place to encourage high quality speaking and listening.
The ‘Accrington Reads’ project is in its third year. The Academy provide local Year 5 students with copies of the same text and then, once the children have all read the book, we provide each Primary School with creative artists.