Harmony Trust OHGS Reading Partnership - Schools Together
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Harmony Trust OHGS Reading Partnership

Sixth form students from Oldham Hulme Grammar School visit Harmony Trust Schools to develop reading skills within the schools. 

Aims

To improve literacy skills within the pupils of the Harmony Trust schools. Oldham Hulme Grammar School pupils benefit from spending time with younger pupils and helping them with this valuable skill. The older students receive training to enable them to support the younger students more effectively.

Background

Oldham Hulme Grammar School was approached by the Harmony Trust for collaboration in this project several years ago. Both parties saw how this project could be mutually beneficial to our pupils.

Resources

Staff and student time. Facilities are shared and it is hoped to encourage the younger students to visit Oldham Hulme Grammar School and use our library and take the opportunity to 'read in different spaces'

Impact

Feedback from participating schools, received through the Harmony Trust project manager has been extremely positive and there are plans to continue this programme year on year.

Pupil Involvement

The project is aimed at pupils in years 5 & 6 in the Harmony Trust Schools and years 11 & 12 at Oldham Hulme Grammar School. On both sides of the project students from a very diverse range of backgrounds are involved. For several participants English is not the language they speak at home.

Frequency

Weekly for 10 weeks per academic year.