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28/02/24

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28/02/24

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27/02/24

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27/02/24

Our student leaders having a working breakfast as they plan next terms society projects. pic.twitter.com/ji7NgB3E5t

21/02/24

🚨 SPORTS TOUR 🚨 ⚽️🏀GIBRALTAR - APRIL 2025🏈🏐Year 7 and 8 sports teams invited! Please see Ms Jaymes for more information. pic.twitter.com/aS5hioOZiM

21/02/24

🚨 EXTERNAL EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUB OFFERS 🚨 - Cheerleading (Thursday) - Dance (Tuesday- Lacrosse (Friday)- Muay Thai (Wednesday)Please see Mr Stokes for more information.

20/02/24

🚨 2024 SKI TRIP CLIP 🚨Thank you again to all staff that gave up their half-term and our brilliant students for the most amazing trip! Excited to get the plans started for next year ✈️ If you would like the full video, please come and see Miss Saunders ⛷️ pic.twitter.com/QZh4rAwzUm

20/02/24

🚨 SPORTS TOUR 🚨 ⚽️🏀GIBRALTAR - APRIL 2025🏈🏐Year 7 and 8 sports teams invited! Please see Ms Jaymes for more information. pic.twitter.com/aS5hioOZiM

20/02/24

🚨 EXTERNAL EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUB OFFERS 🚨 - Cheerleading (Thursday) - Dance (Tuesday- Lacrosse (Friday)- Muay Thai (Wednesday)Please see Mr Stokes for more information.

14/02/24

And that’s a wrap on the 2024 Ski Trip 👏🏼 Thank you to for helping organise such an amazing trip and well done to our brilliant students for the past 6 days, creating new memories and overcoming challenges⛷️🥶✈️❄️ pic.twitter.com/5LCkIzH89D

14/02/24

Our ski trip award winners ⛷️ Skier of the week - Raul L Most resilience - Lerato T Kindest student - Austen C Most improved - Maggie DMost organised - Nicholas CBiggest team player - Eugene CMost involved - Lydia SBest vibes - Emma NWell done to all 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/OZdDNyoTw6

14/02/24

ETA is 13:50 🚌 https://t.co/jSNLhsVY3C

14/02/24

We have boarded the coaches and ready to make our way back to HABE. Our ETA is 13:45 🚌

14/02/24

We have landed at LHR ✈️

14/02/24

We are now boarding the flight to LHR ✈️ pic.twitter.com/Cqlw8otLfI

14/02/24

We are at Geneva Airport, waiting to check in ✈️ Flight time is 10.25am. ETA to arrive back at HABE is still 14:00pm.

13/02/24

Group 2 this afternoon on the slopes ❄️⛷️🥶 pic.twitter.com/q9Np08Skvj

13/02/24

Group 5 flying down a blue slope from the top of the mountain this morning ⛷️🥶❄️ pic.twitter.com/EK00elcPsg

13/02/24

Groups 2, 4, 5 and 6 at the top of the mountain this afternoon, before the final afternoon of skiing ❄️⛷️ pic.twitter.com/5njXO2TPyZ

13/02/24

Last day on the slopes ⛷️❄️🥶 pic.twitter.com/lMz8xgJkV2

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Supporting Struggling Readers

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On arrival into the Academy, we use the New Group Reading Test (NGRT) to assess students’ level of reading in vocabulary and comprehension.

This data allows us to create a bespoke intervention program for those who fall below age-related expectations. Our team of trained staff identify gaps quickly, and plan and deliver a range of interventions based on need.

For students entering secondary phase below expected national standards, intervention programmes will be implemented. These take the form of sessions to improve students’ phonics, reading comprehension, reading fluency and/or speech and communication capacities for a temporary period. However, with professional learning focused on high quality and quality first teaching, the strategies taught to students in intervention are communicated with all teaching staff to enable effective differentiation and support for these students within the wider curriculum, without adding to teacher workload. For ALL students to have access to a wide range of KS4 qualifications, early intervention is key to adjusting and rapidly improving literacy competencies.


SaLT

We have a Speech and Language therapist on site two days a week to support students with acquiring proficient communication capacity skills. As well as offering the specified interventions below, our therapist offers in class support so that students and teachers learn to transfer skills and also provides numerous professional learning opportunities across the year so that staff can feel empowered.

Interventions offered in response to evolving student needs:

  • Visualising and verbalising of texts
  • Engagement with Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Independent learning skills
  • Word learning skills
  • How to use and understand prefixes and suffixes
  • Memory strategies
  • Selective mutism
  • Specific literacy support
  • Supporting students with dysfluency/stammer

Lexia

Picture 6For students who enter with significant and profound specific learning difficulties related to spelling and reading (standard scores below 85 in spelling and single word reading), we ensure that they are offered the high impact Lexia programme.

The programme takes students back to learn the skills and knowledge that they have not been able to retain from KS1 and 2 but focuses on engaging them with language and spelling using texts linked to their chronological age rather than their reading age. Trained TAs and members of staff supervise these sessions, using data from the programme to identify where there is a need for one-to-one sessions.


Fluency

For students who enter secondary phase with national curriculum levels below age expected, and for those whose reading comprehension and writing accuracy standard scores fall in the below average range (between 85 and 95), we offer a tailored programmed for reading. We use the ‘Read with, read by and read to’ strategy to develop students’ fluency with  the teacher explicitly modeling how to use read with accuracy, expression, pace and how to use punctuation to guide reading.


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Reader Leaders

This is offered to groups of students who can decode but find it difficult to understand what they read. Students read with sixth-form students. The sixth-former helps them to learn to use various strategies such as prediction, questioning, clarification and summarizing in line with the Before, During and After approach. Through modelling and guided practice, students gain confidence in using these strategies and develop independent skills.