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Literacy is the ability to read, write, and speak effectively

It is a complex skill that encompasses a wide range of knowledge and abilities. Literacy is essential for success in school, work, and life.

Laurel Park School believes that literacy is essential for success in all areas of life, and we are committed to developing the literacy skills of all our pupils. We are committed to providing a high-quality education for all pupils, regardless of their background or ability.

Literacy is developed at Laurel Park through:

Early Intervention

Students who are below the expected level of literacy are identified early and provided with targeted support. This support may include one-on-one tutoring, small group instruction, or participation in a structured literacy program.

Adaptive Teaching

All students are taught literacy skills in a way that is appropriate for their individual needs and abilities. This adaptive teaching  may be achieved through a variety of methods, such as using different texts, providing different levels of support, or offering different learning activities.

A focus on reading for pleasure

Students are encouraged to read for pleasure outside of school. The school library is stocked with a wide variety of books, and students are encouraged to visit the library regularly.

Tutor Time Reading Programme

Students are starting each day by reading a book during their Tutor Time.  All students have access to their individual books and bookmarks, as they are encouraged to follow along as their tutor is reading the book.

Whole-school approach

The literacy policy is implemented across the entire school. All teachers are responsible for teaching literacy skills, and the school provides professional development opportunities to help teachers improve their literacy instruction.

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