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Year 7 Settling In Evening
Mark Poulter
Principal
Parveen Nawab
Accelerated Reading
A guide for Parents and Carers
What is Accelerated
Reading?
• ‘is a computer program that helps
teachers manage and monitor
children’s independent reading
practice.’
• AR gives both children and
teachers feedback based on
quiz results which the
teacher then uses to help
children set targets and
How DOES it work?
• Pupils take initial test
• Pupils are given a ZPD mark –
(Zone of proximal
development). The expected
range in year 7 is 3.4 - 5.4.
Time to read
Minimum time
recommended by
Renaissance Learning
Pupils should pick
books in the ZPD and
spend a minimum of
15 minutes reading
per day.
More able pupils read
for longer per day.
Teachers can change
the reading times on
the target setting
sheet.
After pupils finish book
After the quiz
Pupils should aim to
get 85%.
Pupils’ results will
mean they can move
up in their ZPD.
Pupils will receive
certificates after
making progress
Teachers will remind pupils that as soon as
they have completed a quiz they can generate
a TOPS report.
Benefits of TOPS REPORT
• Pupils access their own reports to see
their next book level and the list of
books they have read.
• This way pupils take ownership of their
reading
Intervention
• Subject teacher
action
- Use diagnostic
reports to identify
pupils who are not
taking quizzes /
reading
Subject teacher
intervention
- Mentoring of pupil
during library lesson
- Listen to pupil read
- Support pupil in
choice of text
- PL tutors can do
exactly the same.
Tutor time Expectations
All pupils and staff carry a book / reading material with them at all
times.
KS3 – AR book
KS4 / KS5 Book / Newspapers
Boxes of newspapers
Accessing books
• Learning Resource Centre (LRC) open
between 8am and 3.30pm on school days
• Students supported in choice of text by
teachers and librarians
• Non-fiction and non-AR reading also
encouraged
• Students encouraged to loan subjectspecific books recommended by all teachers
• Students encouraged to suggest new titles
for the LRC
www.arbookfind.co.uk
Book level corresponds to
students’ ZPD scores
Parents and students
can view book ratings
Refined search
includes level and
genre options
ANY questions?
If you have any further questions about the Accelerated
Reading scheme or literacy interventions at The Academy,
please see me in the Café area at the end of the evening
OR
e-mail me: [email protected]
We wish your child a successful first year at THA!
Peter Smith
Beyond School Leader and Manager
Mrs Paula Monaghan
Assistant Principal Preparation for Effective Learning
Attendance and Time
Keeping
Minimum expectations for Students
are;
• Attend at the level of 95%
throughout the year
• Be on time every day and to every
lesson
first lesson begins at 8.15 a.m.
Students need to be outside the
lesson
For 100% attendance students should attend school for 190 days.
As a school day is divided into two sessions, pupils should therefore
attend for 380 sessions.
• One day off per school year means that a pupil has about
99.5% attendance.
5 lessons missed
• Ten days off per school year means that a pupil has about
94.7% attendance.
50 lessons missed
• Twenty days off per school year means that a pupil has about
90% attendance.
100 lessons missed
90% attendance means 4 whole academic weeks off school
per year.
90% attendance throughout Years 7 – 11 means half a
year off school.
73% of students who have 95% attendance and above achieve
5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.
However 65% of students who have a 90% attendance record
and below will not achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE.
Communicating with You
• We have a new automated
truancy/late call system
• Please ensure your mobile and
e mail information is kept up
to date.
The Harefield Academy
Behaviour and Rewards
FROG
Rewards
Behaviour Triangle
Incorrect uniform, chewing gum, lack of homework
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Third: Lara Forbes and Stuart Miles
Congratulations!
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Third:
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Morris and Molly
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First:
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Second:
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Third:
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Congratulations!
Very Important People to
Know
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Student
Support
Manager
House
Mandy Chalk
Redgrave
Head of House Vice Principal
Amanda Gordon
Albie Huyser
Kate Barrett
Pele
Helen Walls
Karen Raper
Navratilova
Louise Davey
Fiona McLeod
Lewis
Leon Mincher
Trudy White
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Coe
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