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15/02/19

Thanks All of our primary staff from Harris All-Through academies are masters of their craft! training 🙌🏼 https://t.co/yqo836itZm

15/02/19

Kung Fu punctuation! Can't wait to see this in classrooms! Not just good fun, but an excellent teaching tool! https://t.co/4SBhuuKTWE

15/02/19

It's important that schools give children immersive experiences. we'll get creative! https://t.co/1i87hANsVa

15/02/19

Mr Butcher is glad it's lunchtime! https://t.co/oFFjIBjPBE

15/02/19

Enlightening ideas about Shakespeare’s tragedies from from at the English INSET. Thank you for your words of wisdom! https://t.co/uNhOSZdewp

15/02/19

A fantastic INSET on safeguarading delivered by https://t.co/RzAlauWY30

15/02/19

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15/02/19

All-through primary phase staff are raring to go! Writing focused training with https://t.co/rEgNBVJl9a

13/02/19

Published playwright and director inspiring the next potential generation of writers at our https://t.co/zo2gYUj8L4

13/02/19

I want to be... Archie and Jacob are finding out what it takes to become a paramedic with https://t.co/J2nvKVCJWA

13/02/19

Harris Garrard students from years 5-13 taking their future into their own hands at our https://t.co/EhS6V7NQNe

13/02/19

Catherine from the Ask Project giving sound advice to our students on which type of work experience will help them gain an apprenticeship! https://t.co/ofyB6SUnRf

13/02/19

Fantastic to see our students making inquiries into how to apply for courses https://t.co/HQmECZTPZy

13/02/19

Getting ready for our Careers Fair. Thank you to all the fantastic professionals for joining us. https://t.co/2HtQp50kbd

12/02/19

Year 5 are studying the length of their shadows. The children had fun drawing around their shadows and measuring their lengths during the day. At 9.20am one shadow was over 7 meters! See more examples of great learning at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/3lat9AfoLs

12/02/19

Well done to all our students who graduated from the fantastic Scholars Programme this month, in a ceremony . We're proud of you all . Find out more https://t.co/vptPSKpiX6 https://t.co/GjutzR1sQt

11/02/19

Our sixth formers visited the Vatican City on day one of their trip to Rome https://t.co/rIEPtxLyNf

11/02/19

Early start for our sixth form embarking on their 3 day trip to ! More news to follow! https://t.co/GOgkI6NyDa

09/02/19

Saturday morning learning for Miss Burke and Mrs Chandhoke Civic Offices! https://t.co/0S6LQiMNoO

08/02/19

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Literacy

At Harris Garrard Academy we understand how important good literacy is for your child's development and life choices.  

Developing skills in literacy is about learning to use language to express, explore and communicate our thoughts, ideas and feelings with others. We do this through speaking, listening, reading and writing, and getting better at literacy means making progress in each of these areas. 

We owe it to our students to give them the very best literacy skills in order to improve their chances in life, and to enable them to succeed in whatever path they choose. We adopt a cross-curricular focus to promoting good literacy amongst our pupils and staff. We believe that promoting literacy is a whole academy responsibility and not just that of the English department. We also invite you to join us in developing your child's literacy at home.   


Drop Everything and Read

At the start of the school day, every student and member of staff stops what they are doing and read for 20 minutes. It's called Drop Everything and Read time.

“For a few minutes after tutor time the whole Academy, staff as well as students, will drop everything and read to encourage reading for pleasure,” said Executive Principal Chris Everitt.

Reading and literacy skills are the key to learning and pleasure. They open doors and allow our students to access all aspects of the curriculum, whilst improving oracy, communication and problem-solving skills.

Download our literacy policy from our Teaching and Learning page.