Bromley Beacon Academy places great importance on reading since it is a vital skill for all students to learn. Students are encouraged to read daily, choosing a ‘Reading Avenue’ that suits their reading style. This includes books, magazines, newspapers and online resources. A variety of rewards and incentives are used to encourage and motivate students to read for pleasure.
Bromley Beacon Academy assesses all students upon entry to establish baseline data in reading comprehension, single word reading and single word spelling. All data is reported in a standardised score format enabling students to be compared to their peers nationally. Students with a standardised score of less than 90 are tested twice per year.
This data is then used to inform classroom planning and identify those students who would benefit from further intervention. Dependent upon their level of need, this may be classroom-based within a small-group or withdrawal from class to take part in a bespoke small-group or 1:1 programme. This work aims to overcome barriers to learning, build resilience and confidence and increase self-esteem.