The purpose of the Literacy Centre is to support students with reading, writing and spelling. Students from Year 7, 8 and 9 may visit the Centre on a daily, weekly or termly basis. After regular visits to the Centre students will show improvement, and will feel more confident. The Literacy Centre runs a variety of successful literacy programmes such as ARROW, Switch On, Fresh Start and Lexia.

ARROW Focus-Reading and Spelling,

Students are encouraged to record their own voice and listen to their reading. The programme runs for 10 lessons.

Fresh Start Focus- Reading and Spelling,

This programme revisits phonics and is suitable for a range of students working at National Curriculum level 1 to level 4. This course runs through the academic year.

Switch On  Focus-Reading,

Switch On promotes independent reading using whole word recognition and encourages enjoyment from reading; a student will work with a member of staff one to one on a daily basis. This programme takes 10 weeks.

Lexia Focus-Reading,

This computer programme promotes independent learning and uses phonics; it is suitable for students working at different National Curriculum levels ranging from Level 1 to Level 4.

The Academy remains closed for all students except for children of key workers and vulnerable children as identified by the Government. Please see the most recent update (31.03.2020) from Mr Golden in the letters section of this site.