LIGHTING UP LITERACY
“Better literacy leads to improved self-esteem, motivation and behaviour. It allows pupils to learn independently. It is empowering.”
“Better literacy raises pupils’ attainment in all subjects.”
Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools: A shared responsibility (published April 2013)
At St. Gregory the Great Catholic School we recognise that literacy skills are essential for young people to achieve and fulfill their potential. Our whole-school literacy policy outlines the responsibilities of the school, and each of its members in ensuring that all students develop effective reading, writing and communication skills.
We believe that all teachers are teachers of literacy. As such staff are committed in providing students with opportunities to develop their reading, writing and communication skills across the curriculum. Students are also actively encouraged to engage in whole-school activities and events such as our fortnightly ‘Caption Challenge’ competition, ‘Literacy Champions’ team, Debating Club and local and national competitions such as ‘Spires Speaks’ and ‘Poetry by Heart’.