“English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society.”Department for Education (2014)
Literacy underpins the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to speak, listen, read and write for a wide range of purposes, using language to learn and communicate, to think, explore and organise.
At Meadowside, we acknowledge that in order for learners to access and take part in the curriculum, developing communication skills is a priority. Communication development in terms of both receptive and expressive skills is the key that lies at the heart of understanding and expressing knowledge about the world we live in and cultural diversity. Literacy skills give learners opportunity to express and enjoy a world of new experiences, allowing them greater access to the world of their imagination.