Literacy 

Here at The Thomas Alleyne Academy, we are always striving to help our students develop and improve their literacy skills in every subject across the curriculum.  Our students understand the importance of being effective communicators, not just in their reading and writing skills, but through their speaking and listening skills too.  We want to empower all our students to feel confident in their literacy skills, within the classroom and in the wider world too.

Students are given opportunities to engage in literacy activities in a wide range of situations, from whole school focuses introduced regularly during tutor time to extra-curricular activities such as our 'Alleyne's Readers' Club and the discussion and debating sessions held fortnightly across the academy.

Every student is encouraged to read for pleasure too, and our librarian works hard to keep the library well-stocked with a wide range of reading materials, including fiction and non-fiction, and from the classics through to the most up-to-date teenage reads.  Students engage in a range of activities designed to promote reading, including weekly library lessons.

For more information about how we promote literacy and communication skills at The Thomas Alleyne Academy, please contact Mrs Russell on russellh@tas.herts.sch.uk. 

mathematics

We understand that mathematics is a challenging and demanding discipline.  However, the ability to engage with mathematics on a high level enables our students to enhance their future quality of life regardless of their interests or chosen career path.  We have introduced mathematics as a whole school focus to allow students to appreciate the vital role mathematics plays in everyday life and give our students the consistency and support needed to develop these skills.

Every month, a particular focus will be delivered during form time to support mathematics understanding across the curriculum.  This message is reinforced through the school using displays, posters, activities and materials on the website.

Additionally, gifted students have the opportunity to extend and excite their mathematics learning by attending monthly workshops presented by the mathematics department.  Also, high achieving GCSE and Sixth Form students have the opportunity to become tutors to Year 11 students who are preparing for their GCSE exams.

If you would like any further information about mathematics across the curriculum please contact Mr Luchies at luchiesk@tas.herts.sch.uk.