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Literacy across the curriculum

At William Ellis School we aim to use literacy teaching to enable students to access a broad and rich curriculum, and to nurture effective readers and producers of texts.

We aim to help students understand that literacy within the classroom context is linked to literacy in social and workplace contexts too. Through a range of activities, including out-of-class-support, reading groups and catch-up classes and creative projects, we encourage our students to learn or refine skills for speaking and listening, reading and writing that they can transfer to life beyond the classroom.

We recognize the need to use strategies that take into account students’ maturity, identity and experiences, and to show them ways to transfer their skills. As a school we are committed to developing literacy across the curriculum. We aim to create an environment in which literacy and purposeful activity go hand in hand in every classroom.

 Please take a moment to read the literacy guide in the link below.