'Writing has been a focus for development and, as a result of good leadership and improved teaching, pupils are now making faster progress.' Ofsted Inspection, April 2016
English is a core subject of the National Curriculum. The fundamental skills , knowledge and concepts are set out in “English in the National Curriculum” where they are categorised into three attainment targets:
1.Speaking and Listening
English is primarily delivered through the National Literacy Framework. All pupils take part in a daily Literacy session, which covers the programmes of study for English as set out in the National Curriculum.
Extra opportunities for pupils to practise and extend their Literacy skills will be provided and linked to other curriculum areas wherever possible.
Pupils are taught as individuals, in groups and as classes. The key skills are approached in varied and systematic ways in order to ensure that pupils have a wide range of strategies at their disposal. Various approaches are adapted and integrated to meet the needs of the individual. A flexible approach is taken in the use of different methodologies and materials.
Ability and mixed ability groups are used for different purposes and planned to meet specific objectives.