At Ark All Saints Academy, reading is central to the ethos and values of the school.
Scholars read their own books in the morning with their Pastoral Directors. Scholars can use the library to make sure they are reading a book that they love and is appropriate for their reading level and age. English teachers also have a dedicated time of the week to introduce scholars to new books: fostering and enthusiasm and love of reading in the classroom.
In tutor time, scholars are led by their tutors through books that help to encourage critical literacy. We believe that reading should help the scholars to question and develop their own sense of identity in the world around them.
Scholars record video blogs of their novels recommending the book to scholars that wish to read it. Book reviews are written at the end of each book and displayed in the classroom and library of our academy. Scholars can also complete quizzes on each book testing their understanding of the content. This aids the academy in deciding what book to choose next for that group.