Updates!

RETURN TO SCHOOL from 8 March 2021 plans have been published. Click here.

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Key workers' and vulnerable children are entitled to attend school during lockdown, but there is no requirement that you do so and you may have alternative childcare arrangements that you can use.  If you intend to send your child to school on any day, please email key@haygrove.somerset.sch.uk.

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Following recent Government announcements regarding COVID-19 testing for all students and staff at school, please make sure you have confirmed or declinded consent for your child to be tested.  Click here to find out more and how to confirm your consent

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ALL PARENTS - we are using email and the parent app to communicate with parents/carers, please check your spam/junk folder regularly and remember to save the sender email address as a contact so that future emails from school will go direct to your inbox. Please also register for the Parent App if you have not yet done so and remember to turn on notifications so that you are aware when a new email or message is sent. 

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Interventions

Interventions are available for all year groups and are run by our friendly and encouraging English Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Staff

All Year 7 Tutor Groups are invited to visit the library during morning registration every Friday on a rota.

Bookworm Buddies

Year 7 students, who are finding reading difficult or who are not enjoying reading, are paired with an enthusiastic older reader. The aim is to help the younger student to:

  • Develop confidence and ability in reading skills
  • Choose books that they will enjoy and are suitable
  • Find meaning in the words they are reading
  • Recognise that reading skills are needed in everyday life e.g. signs, cereal boxes, posters and online.
  • Realise that reading is not intimidating or scary, but it something they do all the time and is both an important skills and an enjoyable pastime.

Year 7 students compile a Reading Log to record their reading and any tasks they complete. At the end of the Summer Term, all of the Year 7 and their buddies are awarded certificates to celebrate their achievements. For the mentors this means that they have demonstrated maturity, responsibility and have been supportive and inspirational to their younger reading partners.

Bookbuzz Scheme

This scheme ensures that all Year 7 students choose a book from a choice of 12 to keep in the first term. The aim of this is to:

  • Promote reading amongst younger students
  • Familiarise students with the Library, staff and proceedures for withdrawing books
  • Encourage students to discover new books and inspire future development within literacy

“Reading for pleasure is even more important than social class in determining academic success.”

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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