Our aim is to ensure that all pupils with SEMH needs are able to read fluently and with comprehension. We believe that all pupils can learn to read, regardless of their background or abilities. We believe that reading has a fundamental place in education and underpins all other subjects across the curriculum. Staff use a specific part of the planning framework to detail how they will promote reading in their lessons and this is also monitored during Learning Walks undertaken by Senior/HoD staff throughout the year. Through reading at Shenstone, we aim to:

Develop Literacy Skills: The primary aim of reading in school is to develop and enhance students' literacy skills. Reading plays a crucial role in improving vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and critical thinking abilities.

Promote Well-being: Reading fosters emotional well-being and provides an avenue for students to explore different worlds, experiences, and perspectives. It can offer comfort, empathy, and a means of escape, contributing to students' overall mental health.

Enhance Communication: Reading enables students to communicate effectively, express their thoughts, and articulate ideas with clarity and confidence. It aids in developing strong verbal and written communication skills, which are vital for academic success and future opportunities.

Encourage Independent Learning: Reading encourages independent learning by empowering students to acquire knowledge beyond the classroom. It cultivates curiosity, self-motivation, and a lifelong love for learning, enabling students to become independent thinkers and problem solvers

Specific information regarding our Phonics Reading Schemes can be found in our Reading Policy. 



At Shenstone Lodge School we use 2 different reading packages to support the students with their learning both in school and at home. 

The Brades Lodge use myON - an online reading scheme platform. A link to this is below. Students have a log in for this website. 

myON Login Screen


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