Each year some of our Year 8 Students, who are passionate about English, are chosen to be English Leaders at Highfield.
Their responsibilities include being enthusiastic about reading; representing the school appropriately at all times; and supporting others with their reading. Their role involves promote reading for pleasure; organising whole school reading events; acting as ambassadors for the school; and recording and documenting English events.
The English Leaders have been involved in hosting visiting authors and promoting and organising our World Book Day activities. They carried out a survey of how reading for pleasure is promoted across the school and supported teachers in creating new ‘Reading Zones’ in all of our classrooms.
They are currently heavily involved in running a weekly Book Club for other students.
The English Leaders are a pupil led organisation and meet on a weekly basis. They are continually coming up with new ideas to promote reading and support learning here at Highfield. So watch this space for updates on their activity!
Mr K Bell