Navigation

Related Articles

Filter by Author

Back to Latest Articles

The Importance of Reading


Sara Ash - Deputy Headteacher
The Importance of Reading

The importance of reading quality materials on a regular basis is key to success not only in school examinations but the wider world.

Being able to understand and use a wide range of vocabulary not only helps students to access exam questions but also gives additional marks in their answers when they apply their knowledge.

At Bushey Meads School we are dedicated to ensuring all students improve their reading ability, whatever level they are at, to ensure they make good progress. It has been great to see the wide variety of texts students are bringing into school to read during dedicated Character Development Time in the morning and would encourage all students to spend at least 20 minutes at home reading every day as well.

It is a good idea to vary the reading material and to include:

  • fiction
  • non-fiction (e.g. auto-biographies)
  • newspaper articles
  • journals

Students can visit our well-stocked Learning Resource Centre before school at break time and lunch time to choose a book to read. Any student looking for reading recommendations can ask one of our Student Librarions or our outstanding Learning Resource Centre Manager, Mr Back, who will give them assistance.

Show Comments (0)

Comments

Related Articles

Reading

Read Anything Good Recently?

Bushey Meads is a Reading School! With the gorgeous weather we had over Easter weekend, I was teased with one of the best things about a summer holiday; sitting outside immersed...

Posted on by Danielle Bowe
English

English Department A level – Aim For Top Grades

Many of you will know that Amira Izhar, Head Girl, has secured a place at Oxford University to read English.  Over the last two years, the faculty have put various interventions...

Posted on by Stephanie Knowles