Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
Pupils in KS3 will use time in registration to take part in the school’s Drop Everything And Read initiative. DEAR is to ‘literally’ drop everything and read for pleasure at a designated time for 20 minutes. The repetition of DEAR across the school week ensures that pupils are practising the important reading skills needed for their education and are doing so through reading something of their own choosing. This is an opportunity to involve the entire KS3 in reading. This is not just a time for pupils to read and adults to catch up on emails but instead a time for all to read together. This initiative is enhance by the school’s use of the Accelerated Reader programme.