College – Issue 34

LEARNING CENTRE Literacy trial becomes mainstream subject as Learning Centre grows

So successful was the 2017 Year 9 literacy trial that the Learning Centre has rolled it over as a subject option for Year 10 students.

Fifteen of them are already enrolled, receiving four periods a week of intensive work on literacy skills in two separate classes. “It’s early days but we’re sure it will be successful,” says Head of Learning Centre & ESOL Lesley Anderson-McKenna. “This intensive study will result in a real improvement for those boys.

here for that reason. They need to buy into it, and they have. They’re generally more than happy to be here and regard it as a comfortable place to be. “The work that we’re doing together enables each boy to be his best – exactly what the College mission states. And it is enabling us to even out the playing field

Last year’s trial was very, very successful and a number of the boys were asking to carry on, so we decided to introduce it in a subject line at Year 10. This is a big thing, because it means the boys have consciously opted to take literacy as a subject. They recognise how important it is to make a real commitment and they are demonstrating that they want to be

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