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Clare Mount SpecialistSports College

Role Models and Catalysts for Change


Literacy across the Curriculum

Every teacher at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College will support the development of your pupil’s literacy development.


Phonics and Reading



 All teaching staff are given opportunities and support in phonics and reading revision to enable them to ensure that pupils will receive a consistent and effective model for developing their ability to read and spell familiar and unfamiliar words. Depending on what best suits their learning style, some pupils are taught to break words down into sounds to enable them to spell them.When reading words pupils then to say individual sounds and blend them together. Other pupils may benefit from repetition to develop their sight recognition of  whole words and will be supported with this approach. This approach is consistent across the whole school enabling effective literacy support for your child.




Clicker7 is a word processor designed to support the spelling and written technical accuracy of pupils. Clicker7 enables pupils to self-assess their work, and make improvements to it independently whilst learning about typical errors they make in their own work and becoming familiar with ways to avoid them.


Spelling Lists


Each ability level in Clare Mount Specialist Sports College is assigned a list of words for pupils to be tested on throughout the year. These lists enable pupils to make steady and effective progress without the introduction of arbitrary or sporadic words which may not challenge them appropriately.





Treasure House


Collins Education have produced a series of workbooks aimed at supporting literacy amongst young pupils. These workbooks will be utilised in form time at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College to support the development of pupils and give them a distinct literacy focus each week. 




Ransom Neutron Stars

Ransom publishing have produced a series of books designed to support teenagers with lower reading ability. Designated as having an 'interest age' for teenagers, but a reading age as low as Year 1 level, the books are perfect for pupils who do not want to read something which may seem too childish, but who cannot access typical teen fiction. At Clare Mount, these books are used to develop pupils sight recognition through over-learning and paired reading.