Numeracy & Literacy


Upon entry to Year 7, pupils with the lowest literacy skills receive an additional two hours per week of tuition based upon the Miskin Fresh Start scheme, recognised by the EEF as helping Year 7 to make progress in reading. This enables them to enjoy French in Year 8 with more enthusiasm, confidence and success.  In addition, all pupils in Year 7 and 8 access the Accelerated Reader programme three times per week, which is designed to encourage a love of reading and move children towards age appropriate reading as quickly as possible, testing for comprehension along the way.  

Every child at The Laurel has access to Hegarty Maths, an online numeracy programme, and Renaissance MyON, an online reading and literacy platform.  Pupils are set specific tasks to complete every week as homework but do not access Hegarty maths in class.  Pupils in Y11 are encouraged to attend after school intervention and also benefit from additional small group tuition during maths lessons.