We place a strong emphasis on the importance of reading at Northolt High School. Students have a reading lesson based in our library each week during Years 7, 8 and 9. We use a programme called ‘Accelerated Reader’ to help us make sure that this time is used well by students to improve and develop skills in reading.
Reading Buddies provide additional support to our Year 7 students. We provide high quality training for reading buddies, led by our partners, the National Literacy Trust. Once trained, Reading Buddies meet with students weekly to listen to them read and to discuss the books which they enjoy. Through sharing their love of reading with their peers, our Reading Buddies are inspiring role models for our younger learners.