Developing literacy skills of our students
Developing effective literacy skills is a key focus of our school. Literacy is taught and developed across every subject area, and encompasses the skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening. Greater emphasis has now been placed on the quality of pupils' written responses in their formal examinations and indeed beyond the classroom itself.
Here you will find some useful resources and links:
Working with our Feeder Primaries: Literacy Transition Work, Key Stage 2–3
During the 2015 Autumn Term we ran a series of successful literacy workshops at St Sebastian’s primary school.
Word of the Week
Each week in school, we have a whole school literacy focus on a particular theme and a ‘Word of the Week’. You can see the latest literacy focus and featured word here.
Improve your literacy
Here are two workbooks to help with some of the key learning points to improve writing and spelling:
(The files are quite large, about 3MB).
Helping your Son
Here are two short documents that we hope you find useful when helping your son with his spelling:
Reading for Pleasure
We have created a new page on this website to encourage your son to read for pleasure, which features book recommendations, advice for parents and information about competitions. You can view the page here:
Kindle Club is held every Tuesday for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9. We aim to encourage reading and develop a culture where pupils read for enjoyment and interest.
LIST OF SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.