澳门六合彩开奖结果2023

School Closed - 27th&28th June - Staff Training Days

Year 11 Prom - 27th June - 6/6:30pm-11pm Scarborough Spa

Year 10 Parents Evening Booking  

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School Closed - 27th&28th June - Staff Training Days

Year 11 Prom - 27th June - 6/6:30pm-11pm Scarborough Spa

Year 10 Parents Evening Booking  

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Curriculum

Mentor Reading Programme

At 澳门六合彩开奖结果2023, reading underpins everything we do. We strongly believe in actively promoting a reading culture within our school. One of the many ways we do this is with our Mentor Reading Programme. As part of our mentor time offer, students in Years 7 to 10 will read a wide range of texts with their mentor. The mentor reads aloud, modelling fluency and intonation, while the students follow on with their own copies of the text. Students are then given frequent opportunities to discuss their reading 鈥 it might be discussion of the definition of a tricky word or a more in-depth discussion about some of the issues raised in the story.

A study in 2015 concluded that 鈥41% of 11-15 year-olds in England do not participate in reading and writing activities that are not required for school in their spare time.鈥 (Taking Part: Annual Child Report - 2015) Our Mentor Reading programme seeks to challenge that statistic, by introducing our students to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction at mentor time to inspire them to choose further texts of their own. Our school library has a dedicated section for readers who have enjoyed their Mentor Read and would like to experiment with a book by the same author or a book of the same genre. Our digital library, ePlatform, also supports this.

The books we read at mentor time have been specifically chosen to reflect our school鈥檚 Culture and Character themes 鈥 kindness, working with others, leadership, respect and tolerance, organisation, pride and resilience. The stories contain characters from all different walks of life; there is a good deal of positive representation in our chosen texts. All the books have a strong teenage protagonist for our readers to identify and empathise with. It is our sincere hope that, at some point, our students will 鈥榤eet themselves on the page鈥 and this will help them to see that reading is for them; all children can be part of our reading community.

Our Mentor Reads include:

  • KS3 鈥 鈥楥ogheart鈥 by Peter Bunzl, 鈥楪host Boys鈥 by Jewell Parker Rhodes, 'Owen And The Soldier' by Lisa Thompson, 鈥楾he Ruby In The Smoke鈥 by Philip Pullman, 鈥楾he House With Chicken Legs鈥 by Sophie Anderson, 鈥楴owhere on Earth鈥 by Nick Lake.
  • KS4 鈥 鈥楾he Boy Who Steals Houses鈥 by C.G Drews, 鈥楥rossing the Line' by Tia Fisher, 鈥楾he Truth of Things鈥 by Antony McGowan, 鈥榃e Are All Made Of Molecules鈥 by Susin Nielsin, 鈥楤oy, Everywhere' by A.M Dassu..

Whilst the aim of the Mentor Reading programme is to instil a love of reading within our students, there are also enormous academic benefits too. Reading ages have increased for many of our students who take part, which can only be beneficial to our students as they work towards the rigours of GCSE study and beyond. Reading for pleasure is more than just a hobby; it is an integral life skill, which has tangible impacts on the futures of our young people.

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.