Literacy generates the development of effective skills in communication. To be literate is to be able to listen, speak, read, and write at a level necessary to function in education, at work and in society. In the 21st century, literacy also includes the need to be ‘digitally literate’ and to be able to engage confidently with technology, the various digital platforms, and the vast amount of online information which now exists.
Principal aims of Kettlethorpe High School Literacy Strategy
- To ensure all members of the Kettlethorpe High School understand the different elements of literacy development
- To develop a shared understanding, between all staff, of the role of literacy in pupils’ learning
- To create a literacy-rich school community that raises literacy attainment levels for every pupil
- To promote, encourage and facilitate a love of reading across the curriculum
- To create a shared responsibility to help pupils communicate effectively both in school and in preparation for the working world
- To identify pupils who required additional support and provide effective interventions which are measured for their impact
- To create and promote a shared responsibility for literacy across all departments. It is the collective responsibility of all staff, in all curriculum areas, to ensure that high levels of literacy are consistently implemented to improve standards and raise levels of attainment and create effective communicators for the outside world.
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