Literacy at Townsend
At Townsend, literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening) is embedded in our curriculum.
We believe at Townsend that these skills are integral to creating a well-rounded individual who has the best opportunities in life after they leave us. We have a 3-Tier approach to literacy at Townsend.
Our approach to literacy is designed so that ALL students at Townsend benefit from some level of support with literacy skills. We also aim to develop a positive and passionate reading culture at Townsend so opportunities are available for all students.
We want to identify the barriers to reading and remove these barriers so all our students can thrive and have full access to all their learning and we wish to build a vocabulary rich cultural capital so that our students can communicate effectively, with confidence and with pride.
Our 3-tier literacy approach includes
- Intervention for readers below expected reading age or with reading difficulties (Phonics, Reading Fluency, personalised blended literacy intervention)
- Literacy in Lessons (reading, oracy and writing to develop disciplinary literacy)
- Whole school reading (DEAR) and initiatives to boost reading for pleasure