Literacy at Fairfield High School
What do we believe?
· Literacy as a right for all students
· The responsibility of all the teachers for the development of literacy
· The development of literacy across all areas of the curriculum
What is our goal?
We aim to provide a supportive, stimulating and secure environment where children are encouraged to express themselves and where their contributions are valued. We will provide for the language development of pupils and will develop their ability to use language to think, to explore and to recognise and communicate their ideas.
How are we achieving this?
At Fairfield High School we currently have a stimulating range of literacy activities embedded in both classroom practice and in our extra- curricular programs. Here are some of the things we achieve:
· A high ability book club ran at lunchtimes
· Visits from authors such as Joseph Delaney, Robin Stevens and Cathy Cassidy
· Accelerated Reader at KS3
· Key intervention for EAL students at KS4
· Word of the week
· Suggested reading lists (Parents Evenings)
· Spelling program in tutor sessions at KS3
· Drop everything and read on Fridays
· Themed Literacy Week
· Reading and Writing competitions
How is this monitored?
· Student Voice
· Reading and Spelling Data (collated twice a year at KS4 and three times a year at KS3)
· Learning Walks
· Book Scrutiny
· Pupil Pursuit
PLEASE SEE BELOW THE LITERACY POLICY, SUGGESTED READING LISTS FOR ALL YEAR GROUPS, PLUS SENTENCE STARTERS & USEFUL VOCABULARY