At PMGHS, we know that good literacy skills across the school curriculum enable pupils to communicate effectively. They allow pupils to become more confident in their own abilities as learners and allow each pupil to develop their particular skills to the highest level possible.

In addition to this, we are firm believers in the fundamental principle that literacy is the key to raising standards and improving learning. We aim, through our policy, to produce literate pupils who will emerge as confident and articulate communicators. This will in turn, prepare them for the continuation of their academic studies or to enter the world of work. We understand that poor levels of literacy impact negatively on the outcome of pupils’ work and on how they see themselves. Pupils with poor literacy tend to believe that they ‘cannot’ learn.

The role of the Literacy Coordinator is to:

  • Raise the profile of literacy across the whole school curriculum.
  • Support departments in the implementation of the literacy across the curriculum.
  • Liaise with the SENCO regarding literacy and those pupils attaining below that expected of them for their age.
  • Help monitor the impact of the effect of whole school literacy initiatives and standards of literacy across the school curriculum.

Please click on the following links for further information:

Marking for Literacy Policy

The 5 Literacy Keys to Success

PMGHS Punctuation Traffic Lights

Support Reading

Support Writing

Key Stage Three Spelling Lists