Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up
For Year 7 students at JFS, we have small nurture group classes in English and Maths to support those with the lowest attainment levels at the end of Key Stage Two. These classes are designed to help close the attainment gap and give students who struggled academically at primary school a positive transition to learning at secondary school. The classes are coordinated between the Inclusion team and subject departments. Lessons takes place at the same time as all other Year 7 English and Maths lessons.
In Year 7, all students have access to Accelerated Reader (an online reading comprehension programme) to boost their literacy skills. Some students also participate in the Paired Reader programme run by the English department and work with a sixth form reading mentor on a weekly basis.