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Gloucester Academy

Tutor Reading programme

“The more you read, the more you know. The more that you learn, the places you’ll go.” 

Dr Seuss could have been talking about the students at Gloucester Academy with this quote as reading has become a core part of everyday life. Our unique and inspiring reading programme gives our students the opportunity to read classic literature every morning. Classic texts include: Tamar, 1984, Alice in Wonderland, To kill a Mocking Bird, Counting starsTouching the Void, and The Diary of Anne Frank. These are just a few of the titles that our students have enjoyed. By the end of year 11, our students will have read a huge number of books with challenging themes and vocabulary. 

When you walk around the building in the morning there is a sense of calm and focus as students enjoy their latest book, but don’t be surprised if you see staff touched by the emotion of the books like A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Students will also be given the opportunity to read for pleasure for 20 minutes  at the end of every school day. These reading programmes have really helped to increase literacy levels but also to develop a love for reading in our students.

In preparation for starting with us in September, please enjoy the tutor reading programme by following the link below. There are also quiz questions that you can answer as well!