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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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Celebrating Success at Breda Academy


At Breda Academy, we recognise the importance of celebrating our young people’s achievements, both inside and outside of the classroom. Therefore, a system of rewards is embedded in the structure of our school, so that all pupils are encouraged to try their best.

Achievement Points

Pupils are rewarded achievement points by teachers using a computerised system. Points can be rewarded for the following:

  1. Making a contribution to the community
  2. Positive attitude
  3. Doing good work
  4. Making good progress
  5. Maintaining a high level of attendance
  6. Excelling in extra-curricular activities

Badges and certificates will be awarded when pupils meet the following thresholds throughout the year:

  • Bronze 50 points
  • Silver 100 points
  • Gold 200 points

Pupils’ points are also included on their school reports. The pupil who receives the most points throughout the academic year will receive a special award at the Annual Prize Distribution.

Heads of Key Stage and Heads of Year may also reward pupils in their Year Groups who have been awarded achievement points e.g. Pupil of the Month.

Hot Chocolate Friday

Pupils who have been nominated by a member of staff for going ‘above and beyond’ at Breda are invited to attend our weekly ‘Hot Chocolate Friday’ with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.


Middle and Senior Leaders regularly visit classrooms throughout the week. Pupils identified as displaying excellent work, effort or behaviour will be given a raffle ticket, to be entered into our weekly prize draw where winners receive a gift voucher.

Annual Prize Evening

The Annual Prize Evening is a special event in the school calendar and provides an opportunity for a formal celebration of success. Recipients and their families are invited to the school to attend an evening which celebrates the achievements of our current pupils. Pupils are selected by their teachers to receive academic prizes, sporting achievement awards and recognition in other deserving areas.