As you will be aware, reading is the gateway to learning. We are developing a real culture of reading within PGHS. It is visible as you walk through the corridors and through social spaces in school as so many of our students are immersed in books. Reading is at the forefront of our curriculum in English and is a key component of every lesson. Last year KS3 read 45 books in the classroom, totalling 1,609,000 words. This means 89,389 words per class! These books are all read aloud and so on average, through class readers alone, every student was exposed to nearly 90,000 words through reading for pleasure. This is before any reading that is done as part of the planned curriculum.
Mrs Deborah Snowdon
Curriculum Leader for English