D.E.A.R

This page has deliberately started with ‘dear’ in capital letters to bring your attention to an exciting new reading programme at Hope Academy called D.E.A.R – Drop Everything And Read.  

D.E.A.R is a silent reading programme that will take place twice a week, every week, during lessons when all students and staff will stop what they are doing in order to read a book for 20 minutes.  

Research has shown that reading for pleasure plays a crucial role in helping to develop vocabulary, spelling, grammar and a range of reading skills and that strong literacy skills can lead to better life outcomes for young people. It is therefore our mission to strongly encourage students to read for pleasure in order to develop these skills.  

Students will need to ensure that a reading book becomes an essential and compulsory part of their daily equipment as it is possible that they will require their book every day. We will require parents to support us in ensuring that students bring a book to the Academy daily. Their book can be from home or the school library and newly ordered texts for all age ranges, interests and abilities are now available.

Please note that students are not permitted to use electronic devices, for example, iPads, Kindles etc.

DEAR Timetable Sept 2018-July 2019

  • 14/12/2018 Well done girls 👍🌟 Read more
  • 14/12/2018 Come and join us for Carols by Candlelight on Monday 17th December at 7.00pm. All welcome. Read more
  • 14/12/2018 Day 14, only 11 days to go in our countdown to the big day! Today's question from is all about quadrilaterals Read more
  • 14/12/2018 The Y7 team are feeling festive on our corridor! All our students made this tree during Inspire time this week! An amazing job, well done! 😃🎄👏🏻 Read more