St Thomas More Catholic School is committed to developing Literacy and Numeracy skills in all of our pupils, in the belief that it will support their learning and raise standards across the curriculum. Strong literacy skills are the foundation upon which success is built; through a focus on reading, writing and discussion, we enable students to strengthen their literacy skills ready to be successful at GCSEs, further study and the world of work.
We endeavour to create a reading culture and encourage students to read widely and often. Students have reading time with their pastoral tutors and complete literacy activities during form time on a rotation with other activities, and therefore expect that students in Year 7, 8 & 9 have a reading book in their bag at all times.
Whilst there is a whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy, which spans all subject areas and departments, there are many opportunities in school when these important skills are promoted and further supported. Here are a few examples:
In addition there are a range of strategies that we utilise to support the development of Literacy and Numeracy and enable staff and departments to target support most effectively.
As a school our key priorities are:
Literacy concepts across the curriculum
Numeracy concepts across the curriculum
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