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13/06/21

Retweetd From Becks Mortimer

Can’t wait to read your work and to build further evidence on good participation practice and what could be improved

12/06/21

Retweetd From Colette Datt 🌈💙RGN RNC BSC MSC

Excellent mentoring session this afternoon with agroup of 6thformers from working out how to improve the hospital experience for our 16-18 year olds Loved the enthusiasm/ideas &the fact they have used/use our hospital

12/06/21

Retweetd From John Burn-Murdoch

NEW: UK’s full reopening is set to be postponed by a month due to resurgence in cases — and now hospitalisations — fuelled by the Delta variant. Story https://t.co/i2MrAvleaq Thread: first up, that core data: UK admissions, patients & ventilator bed numbers now all climbing https://t.co/e8QPyz37Vf

11/06/21

Retweetd From Anna Trethewey

THREAD: Hey Twitter! I've been a little quiet of late while I've been immersed in this review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. It's one of the toughest but most important pieces of work I've been part of, & here's why: https://t.co/TFgbRx2oHT

08/06/21

Retweetd From NHS

If you're aged 25 or over, or if you turn 25 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. 👉 https://t.co/95odTgmvQS https://t.co/VNQWADJ6Kt

06/06/21

Retweetd From NHS

The 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give you good protection from coronavirus from 3 or 4 weeks after you've had it. But you need to have the 2 doses of the vaccine to give you longer lasting protection. Read more: https://t.co/qAOGzpFb5w https://t.co/knfGizv5Jd

03/06/21

Retweetd From Jon Parsons 💚🕯🇪🇺

Additionally, saying that you’re not familiar with a massively influential piece of educational analysis, then dismissing it by taking a ‘wild guess’ pretty much invalidates any following statement that you make based on it

03/06/21

Retweetd From Lawrence Foley

He's absolutely right. I've worked with too many people who think they are saving these kids, or who think/say/act in a way that says "these kids can't..." If I expect it of and for my own child then I expect it of and for the children I teach. https://t.co/e0AHgYaOOb

01/06/21

Retweetd From Beat

If you have experience of an and identify as Black or Asian, share your experiences of accessing services & your ideas of how to improve services in a focus group on Monday 7th June, at 6:30. Email hin,equality.ed.net to join! https://t.co/WGeSnUqPEk

29/05/21

Retweetd From Lawrence Foley

We are still looking for a really excellent KS coordinator in English at and Come and work with the brilliant , Mr Williams and my good self. A Level teaching available. Lovely staff and kids. Please RT.

26/05/21

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Parents & Families Please remember to take those Lateral Flow tests x 2 a week. High levels of Indian variant in NW London & nearby Hounslow | https://t.co/BKnQ9hLp5F

26/05/21

Parents: Help Keep Covid Out. Remember to use the LFT each week https://t.co/IaBHFWqIVL

26/05/21

Retweetd From Mayor of London

Londoners, we must remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. We can't let our guard down now. Please follow the rules and protect yourself and your loved ones by having the vaccine when it's your turn—you can book here ⬇️

23/05/21

Please be aware of new ways to get your jab. https://t.co/L4EOqJnYop

21/05/21

Primary have enjoyed a very HAPPY SHOES DAY for https://t.co/QPaAtWRCHK

20/05/21

Tonight is our Year 9 Virtual Options Evening - 6pm on Zoom. To find out more please click on the link below 👇🏻 https://t.co/78L2PP4zZr

19/05/21

Park treasure hunts taking place this morning for https://t.co/enokN3i3DD

19/05/21

Our primary pupils are gearing up for we are excited to team up with our amazing science & EYFS consultants for a day of park visits, forest school, bug hunting & mud mid pie making! https://t.co/ieIaosJ1S4

19/05/21

Retweetd From Totally_teach

It’s outdoor classroom day for the primary pupils 🌳 Hoping the weather holds out for some of the day!🌧 ⛅️ Excited our amazing Science & EYFS consultants are joining us for support & LOTS of fun!!

18/05/21

Year 9 Options Video 2021 https://t.co/Gwr2aNd6kt via Year 9 pupils and parents/carers be sure to join us this Thursday at 6pm for our Virtual Options Evening. Details have been emailed out.

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Reading

We are dedicated to ensuring that every child becomes an excellent communicator.

We believe the hallmarks of this are:

  • Confident and expressive speakers, with an ability to adapt their language to their audience
  • Avid and independent readers, able to read for purpose and enjoyment.
  • Fluent writers, capable of expressing themselves through a variety of written forms.
  • Accurate speakers, able to spell and punctuate effectively.

As part of this, we expect pupils to read for at least 20 minutes a day and have built this into our curriculum time (DEAR Time). We conduct reading tests three times a year to identify reading patterns and progress; pupils will receive bespoke provision to ensure that their reading is excellent, with support in place to ensure that each child reaches their potential.

Reading is at the forefront of everything we do across the curriculum, with events throughout the year to celebrate our love of literature. Our library is open before and after school for all pupils, with break and lunchtime passes available from your child’s tutor. Each pupil is able to loan reading books and our Librarian is on hand to make suggestions to challenge and stretch our young readers.

We would encourage you to support your child’s reading through regular questioning and discussion of reading material as well as ensuring that they always have a current reading book.


Literacy

Across all subjects within the Academy, teachers plan for tailored literacy objectives and outcomes. Our pupils complete at least one piece of extended writing in each subject, which heavily focuses on the promotion of developing Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPAG).

Pupils are given a wealth of opportunities to complete a variety of written tasks to broaden their understanding and interaction with different genres of texts. Extended writing is marked given specific literacy targets, pupils peer, and self-assess work using literacy codes across all subjects.


Oracy

Our aim is to promote the development of oracy across the Academy through reasoning, conceptual understanding and comprehension. This includes counteracting deficits as well as adding value to those whose vocabulary is more advanced. Oracy within the classroom has a specific function to aid learning. This is approached in all subjects through social, exploratory, presentation and critical talk.

The Academy is committed to monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the progress of pupil literacy capabilities. Regular and timely intervention is implemented where necessary including Accelerated Reader programme, booster sessions and parental support workshops.

As an Academy, we work to promote a literacy culture and ensure that literacy maintains a high profile throughout the Academy.

Classroom displays are interactive and promote literacy. The Academy ensures that there are a number of opportunities for pupils to engage with literacy beyond the classroom. These include debating competitions, World Book day, Writing and Spelling Bee competitions, practical workshops and theatre visits.