Literacy and Numeracy

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Important information on the link below regarding National Literacy & Numeracy Tests 2019….

National Tests letter for parents FINAL 7-4-19


Improve Literacy skills and follow the link….



As part of our goal to embed teaching and learning of literacy skills, we have incorporated a number of intervention programmes into the curriculum. If your child is involved in any one of these programmes, you will be contacted.


Rapid Plus

Rapid Plus Online is an innovative way for students to practise their reading skills independently, helping to build fluency and improve comprehension. Fun activities are used to motivate students and to build their comprehension skills.


Sound Training

Sound Training is a new teaching programme that teaches pupils to read for knowledge. It is aimed at pupils who have real potential and we are delighted that we are now delivering it to our mainstream pupils.

We set high expectations for all our pupils and strive to ensure all achieve the grades they are capable of. We also believe that Sound Training will help them achieve their goals across all subjects.

The programme trains pupils to decode subject specific words quickly and effortlessly. It teaches them the complexities of the English language allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the subjects they are being taught.

If you would like to find out more about Sound Training and the programme please visit

Premier League Reading Stars


Premier League Reading Stars is a partnership between the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League. It is a reading intervention programme that captures the motivational power of football to inspire young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills.



Premier League Reading Stars builds on evidence that footballers can influence the way young people view reading, particularly among boys. In 2013, nearly 9 out of 10 participants said that seeing Premier League footballers read made them want to read more.

 100 books to read

KS3 Reading Information Leaflet


The National Reading and Numeracy Test results are now available. Results will shortly be delivered and additional guidance and support can be found using the following link:

In addition, please download the brochure provided by the Welsh Assembly Government.


Please click link below for Literacy/Numeracy Tests Guidance for Parents/Carers…..

LITERACY-NUMERACY TESTS – information booklet for Parents-carers

Head of Literacy & Learning

Mrs J Bartley

At Cwmbran High School we recognise that high standards in literacy are fundamental to our students’ success and well-being both at school and in life beyond. We are continually working to embed the teaching and learning of literacy skills across the curriculum raising the awareness of their importance among all members of our community.

‘Literacy’ encompasses competence and confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening, spelling and the use of vocabulary; in its widest sense it can be understood to represent the ability to function effectively in the wider world. We are committed to working with students and their parents / guardians to overcome any existing barriers to literacy ensuring each student is equipped with these skills.

Head of Numeracy & Learning

Mrs A Lawrence

In Wales, The National Numeracy Programme describes numeracy as the application of mathematical understanding in daily activities at school, at home, at work and in the community.

Within numeracy we expect children and young people to become accomplished in:

• developing numerical reasoning

• using number skills

• using measuring skills

• using data skills.

Cwmbran High School is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all of its pupils; our aim is to ensure pupils are confident and capable in the use of numeracy to support their learning in all areas of the curriculum and to acquire the skills necessary to help achieve success in further education, employment and adult life.