Park Hall Academy appoint Reader Leaders and Maths Mini Mentors
27 January 2017
We are proud to announce that we have recently appointed a team of Reader Leaders.
Reader Leaders are students with a love of books who share their skills and inspire a lifelong love of reading in others too!
Year 5 & 6 pupils who demonstrated a passion for reading were able to apply and were interviewed by our Year 1 team and children.
The Reader Leaders will carry out daily 1:1 reading sessions with the children from Year 1, supporting them to decode words, discuss the text and enjoy reading together.
Our successful applicants received ‘Phonics and Early Reading’ training from Mrs Preston (SLE) before embarking on their first 1:1 reading session, where they were able to put all of the strategies into place – what an impact they will have on our early readers!
Maths Mini Mentors
Our newly appointed Maths Mini Mentors also applied for their important leadership role within our academy.
They will support other students to learn and have rapid recall of number bonds and multiplication & related division facts.
Our mini mentors needed to show through their applications and interview a love of maths and excellent number bonds, multiplication & related division facts knowledge!
Mentors from Years 3 & 4 support Key Stage 1 children with learning number bond facts and Years 5 & 6 mentors support children with learning and recalling the multiplication & division facts.
The mini mentors support pupils during lunch times by encouraging them to beat their own times when recalling number facts. Through the use of a range of resources including the Time Tables Rock Stars computing program, our mini mentors will act as role models and will share strategies and tips with others to help them to become confident and gifted mathematicians.
St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust are taking part in a Disney Dreams Day on July 6th for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK to make a difference to children’s lives.
Hazel Slade Community Primary School in Cannock is the 15th school to join the Trust and is now known as Hazel Slade Primary Academy.
Longford Primary School in Cannock has joined the Trust and is now known as Longford Primary Academy.