Read Achieve Succeed

‘Read, Achieve, Succeed’ is a trust-wide initiative which runs across both the Oldham and Derby academies.  Our CEO, Antony Hughes, has a strong commitment and passion for reading and wanted all Harmony Children to share in this with him.  The initiative was launched in September 2016 as a commitment to develop Reading for Pleasure and to ensure that all children have a book of their own for each year that they attend a Harmony Trust academy.  

Research by The National Literacy Trust has found that children who own their own books are more likely to achieve higher educational outcomes that those without.  They also found that children who regularly enjoy reading, are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental well-being than those who do not.  

Our Read Achieve Succeed leads in our Academy are Mrs Stokes (EYFS and KS1) and Mrs Ashton (KS2). They are responsible for implementing a range of events across the academic year which inspire children to engage with, and become active readers.

‘Read, Achieve, Succeed’ at Greenfield

Recent ‘Read, Achieve, Succeed’ activities at Greenfield include:

  • Read, Achieve, Succeed — Book for Every Child’ assembly followed by our very own pop-up bookshop. 
  • Character Dress up Day and Vocabulary Parades.  For the recent World Book Day, children dressed up as their favourite words or characters from stories.
  • Snuggly Stories- Opportunites for the children to come to school in their pyjamas, share their favourite books and enjoy some hot chocolate and story time.
  • Accelerated Reader programme- Giving children access to an online library of books through MyOn and comprehension activities.
  • Classroom reading corners and Class Librarians- Giving the children access to a wide range of books that they can borrow to read at home



Read, Achieve, Success is kindly supported by our partners Madeleine Lindley.  Follow them on @teacher_books

To find out more about Read, Achieve, Succeed events in all our academies, search the hashtag #ReadAchieveSucceed on Twitter.




Greenfield Academy: Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Queen Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1QD

Mrs Z Neophitou: Head of Academy

0161 368 1898