Literacy and Numeracy
All Saints Academy has engineered a wide and varied curriculum. However, underpinning its diversity is a bedrock of literacy and numeracy.
60% of All Saints students achieved GCSE grades 5 or above in English
67% of All Saints students achieved GCSE grades 4 or above in Maths
Together we are achieving some of the highest progress score in the South West region
Summer 2022 results
All students are tested for their reading age and Maths ability upon entry. Students that have a reading age somewhat lower than expected will receive bespoke literacy intervention through the Lexia package and 1-1 sessions with a trained literacy TA. Sparx, our maths programme provides targetted questioning and support at exactly the right challenge level to support all.
Dedicated reading time is given within English lessons in all year groups, and reading forms part of our extended practice. With in Maths we have introduced a spiral scheme of learning from Years 7– 11 which provides full coverage of the National Curriculum and beyond, building knowledge over time. It is sequenced using interleaving that ensures students can recall prior knowledge and build on this.
Every teacher is a teacher of literacy and numeracy. Staff are armed with students reading ages and tailor curriculum reading material to suit the needs of the students, as well utilising the literacy marking codes to improve students' written communication.
Everything we do at ASAP is research informed.
Reading is at the heart of this school,
Confident mathematicians, creative problem solvers
Tutor Reading Programme
Our tutor reading programme works across all year groups, meaning students enjoy a rich variety of texts on a daily basis. This programme helps promote a love of reading, which we hope students will extend not only outside the tutor room, but indeed across their future lives.
We reject the idea that some pupils ‘just can’t do maths’. We believe that through hard work all pupils can improve their understanding and be successful. Our aim is to support our pupils to develop a long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of mathematics. This is achieved through developing their fluency, mathematical reasoning and the ability to solve problems in unison.
We want all of our pupils to be able to take the next step in their educational and life journey through gaining the right skills and qualifications for success through achieving their best. This is more than just examination results: it also encompasses the problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills that run throughout the mathematics curriculum at Ted Wragg.