Bromley Beacon Academy places great importance on reading since it is a vital skill for all students to learn.
A variety of rewards and incentives are used to encourage and motivate students to read for pleasure.
At Bromley Beacon Academy, we follow the Letters and Sounds scheme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. For more information on this scheme click on the link https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/what-is-letters-and-sounds/
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.