Reading at Leighton

At Leighton Academy we aim to:

• enable our pupils to read confidently, fluently, accurately and with understanding and enjoyment.

• teach pupils to employ a full range of reading cues - phonic, graphic, syntactic, contextual - to monitor, correct and make sense of their own reading, whilst using phonics as the transition into independent reading.

• foster an interest in words and their meanings and to gain an appreciation of books from a variety of genres and media (fiction, non-fiction, reading scheme books, ‘real’ books, e-books, newspapers etc.)

• foster a love of different types of literature, to read with enjoyment and be able to evaluate and justify preferences.

• develop a suitable technical vocabulary through which pupils can understand and discuss their reading.

• develop reading skills alongside those of writing, so that pupils may become literate adults and readers for life.

• create a variety of reading opportunities across all areas of the curriculum. 


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Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Head of School - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe

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Contacts for Information -
Mrs T German - Business Manager
Ms J Morris - Bursar
Mrs H Holding - Clerical Officer
Mrs D O'Reilly - Admin Assistant

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Pastoral & Welfare Manager -
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Tel: 01270 814016