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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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Safeguarding and Child Protection


Everyone in school plays an important part in keeping our young people safe from harm and abuse. All staff in school, both teaching and non-teaching, have a responsibility to ensure the protection and welfare of the young people in our school is paramount.

The Safeguarding Team is a vehicle for ensuring effective co-ordination and co-operation between the key staff responsible for safeguarding throughout the school including Heads of Year, Heads of Key Stage, the SENCO, the EWO, Vice-Principals and the Principal. The Safeguarding Team also works in partnership with external agencies to ensure each individual child’s needs are met.

Safeguarding begins with preventative education and activities which enable young people to grow up safely and securely in circumstances where their development and wellbeing is promoted. The team organises and delivers assemblies, talks, plays, workshops and seminars throughout the year to address and educate our pupils on safeguarding issues.