Leesbrook achieve Star School Award in literacy

Date published: 25 May 2024

Oasis Academy Leesbrook staff and students have been chosen as a Star School by Lexia PowerUp Literacy.

Lexia is an intervention programme that accelerates literacy gains for secondary students and has been in use at Leesbrook since May, 2023.

The academy's continued success has been recognised and celebrated by Lexia, who commended Oasis Academy Leesbrook for their calm and focussed interventions and the impact that they are having on pupils.

Here's what some of the students have to say about their Lexia Literacy Interventions:

“It has helped me in English with my spelling. I found reading in front of other people hard because I can be quite shy, but Lexia has made me feel more confident to read to the class.”

“Lexia has taught me more vocabulary and it is helpful with spellings."

“Lexia has helped me in my English lessons, I now know what a verb is.

"Also, I’ve started reading at home before bed because of Lexia. I didn’t really do that before."

Lexia have awarded Oasis Academy Leesbrook with a £250 book voucher so that they can purchase new library books.

Cassie, Abbie, and Beth, who co-ordinate and deliver the interventions, say that Lexia has worked well at Leesbrook because of its game-based style learning which has helped students stay motivated to learn, maintaining engagement through a medium that provides an alternative to traditional classroom environments.

The programme is also compatible with the Horizons iPads meaning students can, and are encouraged to, access the programme in their own time to maximise the effectiveness of the scheme and build an independent literacy culture amongst our student body.

Based in the school library, Lexia and wider literacy engagement go hand in hand at Leesbrook, with Librarian Lewis noting how using the space for this purpose has increased engagement.

“Students are consistently encouraged to continue their work beyond the lesson, and Lexia has helped many students to utilise the library resources at their fingertips, that they previously lacked the confidence or ability to properly access," said Lewis.

You can find out more about Lexia PowerUp Literacy through the link here

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