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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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Aims & Values



Breda academy aims to be a safe, caring community of life-long learners where positive relationships, based on courtesy, commitment and co-operation enable young people to develop their skills, resilience and confidence for success in life and society.


We actively promote and encourage a positive teaching and learning environment where everyone is expected to work hard and behave in a responsible manner by displaying consideration and respect for others at all times.

In keeping with our mission statement, we have committed at Breda Academy to becoming a PIVOTAL school (the first in Northern Ireland). PIVOTAL practices underpin our approach to behaviour for learning, in particular how adults can help develop a positive climate through applying consistent whole school routines, practices and attitudes.


Our behaviour for learning policy is built on a basis of Unconditional Positive Regard

This means that:

  • We believe all young people in our care have the ability to succeed in life and in study and to make a positive contribution in school and society.
  • We will endeavour always to model the positive behaviours and attitudes we wish to cultivate in our students.
  • We accept and expect that people, especially children, will make mistakes.
  • We understand that on such occasions they will require redirection and consequences to help them learn from those mistakes and strengthen their positive behaviours for learning.
  • We undertake that staff will deliver any necessary redirection firmly but with compassion and empathy.
  • We will ensure that students start each day and each lesson “On Green” – with a fresh opportunity to learn, to contribute and to impress, unencumbered by any “baggage” from incidents that have already been dealt with.


Our expectations of students are embodied in three simple school rules; in their behaviour and attitudes we expect students to

Be Safe,

Be Polite and

Be Ready for learning.