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Literacy Across the Curriculum

At St Patrick's, we know that good literacy skills across the school curriculum enable pupils to communicate effectively. They allow students to become more confident in their own abilities as learners and allow each child 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 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.

At St Patrick's we:

  • Ensure that language skills are developed and used across the curriculum
  • Enable all pupils to reach their potential in the key literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Raise staff awareness of the importance of literacy throughout the curriculum
  • Establish procedures for monitoring literacy across the curriculum
  • Help establish what the specific literacy demands are of each main subject area and ensure teachers cover these skills sufficiently in their teaching
  • Foster and encourage a love of reading

The role of the Literacy Coordinator is to:

  • Raise the profile of Literacy across the whole school curriculum
  • Oversee Literacy Interventions/Reading support
  • Support departments in the implementation of the school's Literacy Policy
  • Liaise with the SENDCO
  • Help monitor the impact of the Literacy Policy on standards of literacy across the school curriculum
  • Promote and encourage a love of reading

Literacy Provision at St Patrick’s

Specialised reading intervention/ reading support programmes including:

  • Literacy Catch Up/ One to One
  • Guided Reciprocal Reading Groups
  • Lexonik Advance Programme

Form Time Reading; Reading Tuesday/ Reading Friday:

  • Differentiated KS3/4 pupil reading booklets issued each half-term
  • Accompanying weekly PowerPoint highlighting cross-curricular links
  • Whole school Reciprocal Reading approach

Well-stocked Learning Resource Centre

Recommended Reading lists

Student Librarians

LRC/Library induction lessons

Book Clubs/ Book Groups

Manga Club

Kids’ Lit Quiz

Student newspaper

Dedicated weekly reading lesson during English lessons

Dedicated Reciprocal Reading lessons in all curriculum areas

Established Word of the Week

Contact Us

St Patrick's RC High School
56 New Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 7JJ