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Literacy For Learning

LITERACY & READING | LITERACY FOR LEARNING

 

Why focus on literacy?

 

“Literacy is the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realise his or her full potential” – Kofi Annan

 

All teaching and support staff are committed to raising literacy standards due to our understanding that:

• Improving literacy and learning can have a positive impact on students’ self-esteem, on motivation and behaviour
• If students can access texts, they can engage with their learning in a more independent way
• Students need language, a broad vocabulary, analytical skills and organisational control to cope with the cognitive demands of all academic subjects
• Reading helps us to learn from sources beyond our immediate experience
• Detailed responses to higher order questions encourage the development of thinking skills and enquiry
• Literacy and life after Smithills

 

Literacy is increasingly valued in the world of work and the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are highly valued by our pupils’ future employers.

 

According to the National Literacy Trust, many UK businesses have serious concerns about the literacy on school leavers. Many universities have also expressed a concern about the decrease in literacy skills of students at undergraduate level.

 

It is for these reasons that all members of the Smithills family are working to ensure that students leaving our school have the best possible life opportunities, and are able to communicate effectively and confidently with possible future employers.

 

• If students can access texts, they can engage with their learning in a more independent way
• Students need language, a broad vocabulary, analytical skills and organisational control to cope with the cognitive demands of all academic subjects
• Reading helps us to learn from sources beyond our immediate experience
• Detailed responses to higher order questions encourage the development of thinking skills and enquiry
• Literacy and life after Smithills

 

Literacy is increasingly valued in the world of work and the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are highly valued by our pupils’ future employers

 

According to the National Literacy Trust, many UK businesses have serious concerns about the literacy on school leavers. Many universities have also expressed a concern about the decrease in literacy skills of students at undergraduate level.

 

It is for these reasons that all members of the Smithills family are working to ensure that students leaving our school have the best possible life opportunities, and are able to communicate effectively and confidently with possible future employers.

 

Literacy Websites (useful links)

National Literacy Trust
Education Endowment Foundation
BBC Bitesize KS3 English
BBC Bitesize KS4 English Language
BBC Bitesize KS4 English Literature
World Book Day
Dictionary.com Word of the Day

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