Literacy is the combination of the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills we all need to fulfil our potential. We accept the fundamental principle that literacy is the key to improving learning and raising standards; it enables students to gain access to the subjects studied in schools, to read for information and pleasure and to communicate effectively in both written and spoken contexts.
Poor levels of literacy impact negatively on student learning and self-perception. Good levels of literacy directly correlate with academic success, future employment prospects and quality of life.
Literacy development is a core value for Alsager School and all staff share responsibility for the teaching of literacy across the curriculum.
Form Time Spelling
Form time spelling now takes place with Years 7,8, 9 & 10 once a week. It is loosely based on Simultaneous Oral Spelling (SOS) and uses cross curricular words to extend students’ ability to successfully access all parts of the curriculum. The words are differentiated to ability.
We use different approaches to spelling including SOS, please see the powerpoint presentation sheet for more information.
The spelling tests contribute to college points to foster competitive spirit amongst our students linked to having good Literacy skills.