Celebrating Literacy

The academy’s Literacy Champions enjoyed a celebration lunch this week and received a book of their choice to recognise the progress they have made.

Literacy Champions is a programme specifically focused on improving reading and communication skills in year 7 learners. They are mentored by post 16 learners who have undergone training in the ethos of the programme, reading ages, safeguarding and making progress.

Throughout the academic year, year 7 learners have met every Monday with their mentor to work together to boost their literacy skills. Reading records were filled out, key words were practised and learned and their reading ages were tested each term to check their progress.

Zoe Brearton, teacher of English, who designed and facilitates the programme, said, “The year 7 learners have all made progress and should be extremely proud of themselves. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the post 16 learners and I’m extremely grateful for their dedication to the role.

“The celebration lunch sees the end of this year’s Literacy Champions. The initiative will return next September with a new cohort of learners.”

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