Reading a variety of literature independently by the age of 15 is the single biggest
indicator of future success, outweighing negative factors such as socio-economic background
or family situation. National Literacy Trust.
Raising Whole School Achievement through Literacy
30th November 2016 London
Literacy is teetering on the top of the government’s agenda. The Teachers’ Standards states that all teachers ‘must take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject’. Equally Ofsted are on the hunt for whole school literacy initiatives and they require evidence of progress and achievement in literacy if schools are to reach outstanding status.
Moreover literacy is pivotal in closing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. At school literacy is vital in unlocking the basics of the curriculum and now holds weight in gaining marks in national exams. With competition for school places, university courses and a squeezed job market, life success relies upon being very competent in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
In an era where communication is king, now is the time to start the campaign that equips your students with the eloquence to get ahead.
- Explicitly close the literacy gap
- 45 practical ways to develop cross-curriculum literacy
- Engage reluctant readers and struggling writers by building a literacy community
- Know exactly what Ofsted want to see and the key features of an outstanding cross-curricula strategy
- Improve pupil talk to exceed Ofsted’s desire to boost students’ speaking skills
- Whole school and classroom strategies from outstanding literacy co-ordinators
Clear Direction to Raise Literacy Standards across the Board
- Use leadership strategies to craft an inspiring literacy culture
- Lead a whole-school literacy drive and weave literacy into the fabric of all subjects
- Create and embed a consistent approach to planning and teaching literacy skills
- ‘It’s not my job’: tactics for dealing with difficult staff
- Motivate colleagues to embrace their role as teachers of literacy
The Impact of Literacy and the Community
- Realise and harness the power of parents in boosting literacy levels at home
- Promote literacy boosting opportunities beyond school
- How to connect teachers, parents and students as leaders of literacy
An Outstanding Literacy Leader’s Toolkit
- Techniques to quickly improve the teaching of writing in every subject
- Strategies to facilitate superb progress for struggling readers and writers
- Take-away tips to create pupil-led literacy
- Promotional tactics to create a passion for reading
- Heads of English
- Literacy Coordinators
- Teachers of English
- Literacy Advisors