Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
DEAR or Drop Everything and Read is an initiative that does exactly what it says. Pupils and staff a like are given time during morning registration to put everything else to one side and read a book. This repetition of DEAR across the school week and the year group ensures that pupils are practising the important skills needed for their education and are doing so with their peers and their form tutor. This again is enhanced by the use of Accelerated Reader.
KS4 pupils are also taking part in this important part of the school day and being invited to use this time to Drop Everything and Revise - some quiet time in form for them to read a set text, read their notes, look at a revision guide etc.