Literacy & Numeracy

Upon entry to Year 7, pupils with the lowest literacy skills receive an additional two hours per week of tuition based upon the ReadWriteInc programme. This enables them to make rapid progress in order to access learning across the curriculum and 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 Manor Croft has access to Hegarty Maths, an online programme that can be tailored to support the needs of each student.  Pupils are set specific tasks to complete every week as homework but do not access Hegarty maths in class.  A Hegarty Club runs after school so all pupils can complete their homework and in addition pupils can complete extra activities of their choice whenever they wish.  By summer 2019 pupils at Manor Croft were the highest users in the trust and in the top 100 schools nationally having spent more than twice the national average completing maths activities. Pupils identified as falling behind age related expectations attend after school intervention and also benefit from additional small group tuition during maths lessons.