Reading at Launchpad KS4

Launchpad KS4 is committed to raising the standards of reading for all students. It is important that all our students develop the ability to read confidently and independently to cope with the demands of everyday life. Reading for pleasure may not be a high priority for many of students but at Launchpad we aim to encourage our students to read on a regular basis.

As part of our baseline assessments students complete a reading and spelling test which determines their reading and spelling age. This information is shared with teaching staff so they can put  strategies in place to support addressing cognitive barriers to reading. Students are re-tested once a term to monitor progress.

At Launchpad staff are dedicated in supporting pupils with varied reading needs. We strive to create and maintain an environment where all pupils feel comfortable reading for pleasure, with and without support. 





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