Literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning, personal development, and the ability to fully participate in society. That’s why we aim to become a “reading school” where all students are confident and fluent readers. Our focus on reading is supported during tutor time when tutors model good reading behaviour and students enjoy listening to their tutors reading to them at least weekly.
We are running a school pilot scheme to support a daily home reading programme. This sector-leading practice is proven to foster a love of reading, improve vocabulary, and ensures that literacy isn’t just about passing exams – but also about learning about the world and developing life skills. And not only this but those who most need it also enjoy a tiered teacher-led and peer-to-peer reading support programme.
These programmes are combined with creative library system themed activities and students access to the whole of Cornwall’s library service for e-books and audiobooks.