Literacy is vital to a rounded education - without it, learners cannot access the full range of curriculum opportunities available to them and they are likely to underachieve in all other subject areas through an inability to fully understand texts. As such, we are committed to actively promoting good practice and raising awareness of literacy in all areas of the life of the Academy. In addition, we are committed to helping learners acquire the skills necessary to meet their academic and wider needs.
Role of Staff
The post holder will be responsible for the successful implementation of the policy across the Academy as a whole with the help of the Literacy Team. Responsibilities will also include the provision of training and resources for staff and for the induction of new staff. This will be accomplished through formal INSET sessions as well as being available in an advisory capacity on a day-to-day basis. It will be the responsibility of the post holder, working with the Literacy Team, to identify those students who need to follow Literacy Progress Units when they join Macmillan in Year 7 and to ensure the students make the necessary amount of progress in their learning.
All subject teachers have a role in developing literacy. Literacy is not just about reading and writing - the ability to communicate ideas is important too. A range of literacy skills are needed in all subject areas and therefore literacy skills need reinforcement and development in all areas of the curriculum. Thus all subject teachers should include literacy issues in their schemes of work and unit planning so that all opportunities to encourage literacy are taken within a lesson.
Literacy Co-ordinator - Mrs K Brownless (English Department).
Literacy Team Chair - Mr A Jordan.
Literacy Team - Mrs K Brownless, Mrs E Burns, Mrs F Soppitt, Mrs E Donaldson, Mrs S King, Mrs E Steel.
Subject teachers - Report to Curriculum Leader.