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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 https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/ 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 @c2ken.net) 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 https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/ There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bp0to8a9Z0
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School Council

 

The School Council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

At Breda Academy, our School Council members are a highly valued group of children who represent the voice and opinions of all the children within our school.

Through our School Council we aim to develop young leadership skills, whilst supporting student democracy. Most importantly, our strong team of Councillors aim to promote the well-being of the children within our school.

The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.

The school council is run and led by the children, supported by a member of staff, and takes an active role in making decisions and suggestions on behalf of the children in the school.

Breda Academy has two Student Councils

  • Junior Council –years 8-10
  • Senior Council –years 11-14

The School Council objectives are:

  • To create a stronger relationship between the students and the staff
  • To foster leadership skills within the student body.
  • To develop an awareness of the student council within the student body.
  • To encourage student initiatives to support Breda Academy policies and practices.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide a forum for students to discuss their views/opinions
  • To provide representation of the student views.
  • To better the school environment.
  • To serve as a spokesperson for the concerns of groups and individuals.
  • To promote school and community service projects.
  • To stimulate student interest in school activities and promote school spirit.
  • To work with the staff of Breda Academy in the development of policies.