Reading is recognised as a key functional skill for all pupils. Every child has daily opportunities for developing reading skills or the pre-requisite skills for reading which include the development of early communication. We have adopted Letters and Sounds as our approach to the delivery of systematic synthetic phonics.
We use a range of age-appropriate reading materials including published schemes which are age appropriate:
- Primary Department – Oxford Reading Tree
- Secondary Department – Wellington Square
- Further Education Department – Docklands
In addition to these published schemes, we have adopted a ‘read anything’ policy to ensure we match reading materials to individual interests and developmental levels.