• We are a Reading School

We are a Reading School

Reading

At Lathom High School reading is of upmost importance. We passionately believe that reading for pleasure helps students to improve their literacy levels and future life chances.

We have an excellent Library which stocks a range of interesting literature. Students are able to take out two books at a time and they are responsible for looking after them and paying any fines for late/lost books.

We use Accelerated Reader to track students reading and it forms an individualised online reading record for each student. The system allows students to take quizzes on books and it will count the number of words that they have read.

We use Eclipse to run our library system. Students can log in to create reviews for books that they have read or reserve new books.

Literacy

As a school we take the literacy of our students very seriously. We ensure that students are supported through a series of targeted and focussed interventions.

Tutor time is used to promote and develop students speaking and listening skills. We feel that developing spoken confidence is reflected in the written responses that students produce.

We have a literacy coordinator who works work with each department to ensure that literacy is addressed throughout the school in every lesson.

We appear in the Autumn We Are Reading Newsletter

  • Ofsted quote from recent visit to Lathom High School - 'Pupils rates of attendance are improving quickly'
  • Ofsted quote from recent visit to Lathom High School - 'Since the last inspection, the leadership of the school has been strengthened at every level'
  • REMINDER: Fast Pass Friday - 25th Jan. You need 100% Attendance, No Lates, No behaviour points to be eligible. #BeInToWin #attendancematters https://t.co/BORmUyGfAb
  • Extra Curricular activities this term. There will be no after school activities on Tuesday 15th, 22nd January and Tuesday 12th February due to staff training. https://t.co/ImXJbcRmwt
  • Makes us all so PROUD to support a local primary school - in March we are hosting Westhead Lathom St James when they perform Matilda #onecommunity
  • And .... a huge thank you to Mrs McCarthy for providing such great comedy !! https://t.co/ODXnoH0sTB
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