‘The more that you read, the more things that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’
- Dr Seuss
What do we want to achieve?
We want all of our students at QHS to develop a passion for reading!
The thought of reading can be very daunting for many of our students and we intend to change this through bringing fun and interest back to reading by making it enjoyable and relevant to the individual. At QHS we think carefully about our students' range of needs and learning abilities.
We have invested in the highly rated HiLo books chosen by our students as well as a wide range of reading materials including comics and gaming books.
We have developed our library especially to be used as a reading space; this is really important for our SEMH students as it provides the opportunity for our students to develop their appropriateness in behaviour for learning skills, as the library is one of our amber zones which means behaviour needs to be modified in this area.
Each student has access to online learning platforms targeting dyslexic readers; Nessy which is a great way to encourage students' engagement in reading as it makes learning new vocabulary into a game, another online platform we use is ‘accelerated reader’ to bassline and develop reading skills targeting the gaps in learning.
'Epic' books are also used again adding more online reading choices available to those students who find it easier to read online.