Policy statement on Literacy

Literacy includes Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing and communication by whichever methods is most appropriate to the needs of the individual learner.

The purpose of English at Oakfield High School is;

To communicate effectively
To develop literacy from emerging pathways to higher order skills
To foster learners abilities to their fullest capacity
To foster an enjoyment of literacy through varied experiences
To develop confidence and promote achievement

Literacy is an integral part of the curriculum. It provides a set of vital skills for life. It helps learners to make sense of the world and to be responsible for the place in which they live and work. It is linked to everything we do.

Through a varied and planned programme the learners can progress through the specific skills required in literacy. In addition they are able to develop appropriate social skills and an increased competency in communication skills.