In KS2, pupils receive 6 Literacy lessons a week in mixed ability groups. Lessons follow the Primary Framework and include Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening skills. Pupils who have Literacy difficulties receive additional intervention through specific Literacy programmes such as Read/Write Inc. and small supported group work.
In KS3, pupils have 5 lessons a week in ability groups and follow the Secondary framework. Again, pupils who require additional support follow specific Literacy programmes or are involved in small supported group work.
The English curriculum is enhanced with enrichment activities such as visiting authors and drama workshops. We also promote Speaking and Listening skills via competitions such as the National Mock Magistrates competition.
Good liaison takes place between our feeder first schools and the High school to ensure a balanced curriculum, continuity of learning and rigorous assessment.