Literacy is the combination of the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills we all need to fulfil our potential. Sandbach School accepts 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 Sandbach School and all staff share responsibility for the teaching of Literacy across the curriculum.
Word of the week: every week during the school year we have a different set of words for our Word of the Week. The words are shared with the school by including them on desktop background every time a student logs in, plus we also share them on social media.
Literacy Marking Policy (to follow shortly)
Recommended Reading Lists (to follow shortly)
Literacy Marking Policy CPS
All teachers use agreed guidelines to mark for literacy by high-lighting the following errors:
- C – for capital letter errors.
- P – for punctuation errors (correct use of . , “ “ ‘)
- S – for words spelt incorrectly (e.g. there and their; too, to and two)
- Teachers will also insist on the appropriate use of sentences and paragraph demarcation where appropriate – use a / to denote a new sentence and // for a new paragraph.
- Teachers will encourage and support all students in correcting CPS mistakes when identified.
Improve Spelling – Look – Cover- Write – Check
Students are encouraged to regularly record and learn corrected spellings using the Look – Cover – Write – Check method.
This will be recorded on sheets attached to exercise books.