Literacy: A Lambeth Academy priority

We have a team of staff and student Literacy Leaders and Literacy Champions who support #LALiteracy.


Our rationale:

We can transform outcomes by improving literacy and fostering a love of reading amongst our students


Our aims:

1 Increase reading and improve attainment across the curriculum

2 Enrich every students’ life through reading

We’ll achieve these aims through four key programmes:  Accelerated Reader, Direct Instruction, Whole School Reading and Thinking Reading. 


Accelerated Reader

  • One book per week with comprehension questions
  • In built monitoring and measurement
  • Combined with Library lesson for Year 7 and Year 8 students


Direct Instruction

  • McGraw Hill in English


Whole School Reading

  • Students in their year groups, vote on a text to read (1 classic, 1 contemporary)
  • Students read to aloud by their tutor (modelling effective reading skills)
  • Student led and independent reading gradually increases as students’ skills improve


Thinking Reading

  • Externally led
  • Targets the weakest 10% of readers


In class we will:

  • Model and develop effective reading skills
  • Provide targeted support to our weakest readers so all students can access the curriculum at every level
  • Increase students’ confidence with new texts
  • Improve students’ core vocabulary
  • Improve the quality of students’ writing through reading and academic talk

We seek to enrich every students’ life through reading and have created a culture of reading for pleasure.  Students will be exposed to rich and varied vocabulary and become aware of ‘big ideas’ through reading a range of texts.

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