There is a strong focus on students’ literacy and numeracy skills within our curriculum. Our academy Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators promote the focus of these skills across the curriculum and our Directors and Heads of English and Maths support the development and tracking of these initiatives etc. Our academy provides a variety of programmes and initiatives such as Fresh Start, Accelerated Reader and Lexia, Reading box (see Reading below). Spelling programmes are used and subject vocabulary is defined and promoted in lessons.
Marking codes are consistently used across all subjects. In numeracy consistent approaches are promoted across subjects and we use programmes such as Numeracy Ninjas and Maths Rock Stars operate. For those students requiring specific literacy and numeracy support, small group and bespoke programmes are provided including Numicon.