About the programme
Skills Academy is a 10-week intervention programme that teaches five core reading comprehension skills using engaging texts and online challenges. When completed successfully, the challenges will unlock exclusive video tutorials from professional freestyle footballers, beatboxers and breakdancers. Students are motivated to learn more each week from texts that interest them and rewards that inspire them.
With generous support from Clarks, two modules have now launched as part of the programme: freestyle football and beatbox & breakdance. Teachers have access to both modules and can assign their student groups according to their interests and motivations.
Curriculum-linked lesson plans
10 detailed lesson plans for each module are available in ready-to-use PowerPoint sessions, with two sessions assigned to each of the five core comprehension skills.
Books and materials for your class
You will receive 15 copies of a class reader that you can select from a choice of five titles. Downloadable handouts are provided with the lesson plans and all the videos, 20 for each module, are accessed through the Skills Academy website.
What it costs
Skills Academy costs just £100. You can register an unlimited number of students on the programme throughout your 12-month subscription. When you sign up to the programme your school also receives a year`s free membership to the National Literacy Trust (also worth £100) which gives you access to all of our premium resources and wealth of expertise.