At Perry Beeches, we are committed to improving literacy skills for all students. We promote the importance of reading for pleasure and specifically target those students for whom additional support is required. This is done through our ‘Paired Reading’ scheme where students in Years 10 and 11 assist, mentor and support younger children with their reading experiences.
Our aim is to ensure that poor literacy is never a barrier to achievement and we strive to enable all of our students to have regular access to a wide range of high quality literature.
Our recent Ofsted inspection report acknowledges the positive impact of these strategies;
“Students’ skills in reading are developing rapidly. Data on reading show exceptional progress in Year 7…….. Students enjoy reading and they read widely. Student literacy champions offer active encouragement…… Every lesson has a literacy focus. Teachers display target words and encourage students to use these words in their written and oral work.” Ofsted March 2013