ARP - Accelerated Reading Programme
In September 2012, we introduced an accelerated reading programme for Year 7, an initiative that involves parental involvement, student motivation, rich reading resources and quality literacy teaching, lesson by lesson. The programme sits within the College timetable with extra timetabled support lessons. Students are monitored and rewarded for the number of books read and quizzes taken.
Students have risen to the challenge and not only have we seen a huge increase in personal reading and borrowing from the library, but students have also demonstrated a real engagement with their books and reading for pleasure. The programme has had a tangible impact on the reading ages of the whole year group which in turn supports learning across the curriculum.