Tag Archives: literacy

Literacy Matters

  The 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher and whole school Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling.  Lucy started the session by stressing that literacy is not an add on to our teaching, nor is it just the responsibility of English … Continue reading

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Developing Reading Strategies

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by our Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling (@DarlingDurr).  Lucy shared a number of reading strategies that can be used across a range of subjects. Reading Strategies Reading Strategies are ways in which you can … Continue reading

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Developing writing skills

The fifteen minute forum was led tonight by Harriet Schuler – our Deputy Leader in Science. Our science department have been developing  ways in which they can support students with their extended writing – particularly in response to the new … Continue reading

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Developing Literacy Through Maths

Sam Down – @SDown4 –  is a Progress Leader in our hugely successful maths department.  Recently he has been looking at strategies that maths teachers can use to enhance maths learning, whilst also developing literacy skills. The following article is a summary … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Getting the most out of exams

Steph Holt led a 15 minute forum on how we can support students with exam technique and preparation – with a particular focus on Y11 as they approach their exams.  Many of the strategies she discussed have been based around … Continue reading

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Developing student responses to long answer questions

The science department have been developing strategies to support students with writing long answers.  The key to this has been: 1.  Encouraging students to identify the ‘command word’ of the question e.g. identify, compare, evaluate, describe, explain etc. 2.  Providing … Continue reading

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Developing extended writing – using connectives

The science department have been working on how they develop extended writing skills with students.  To support this, Steph Holt has been developing the use of a ‘connectives deskmat’ – a resource for students to use to enhance their writing. This has already … Continue reading

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