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Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

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HopeSchool

Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

Welcome to Hope School! We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. At Hope School we provide an attachment-friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
At Hope School pupils are taught an individualised curriculum which caters for their specific needs. CHECK OUT OUR LATEST OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT HERE http://www.hopeschool-liverpool.co.uk/ofsted-information/

English

Why we teach English

 

The teaching of reading and writing is important as it opens up a new world for your children to discover. Whether your children aspire to be authors or poets our Literacy lessons will fully support your child during their journey through Hope School. Promoting a love of reading will broaden your child’s imagination and help them think of creative ways to solve problems in their everyday life.

 

Aims
The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
-Read easily, fluently and with good understanding

 -Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

-Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language 
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
-Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
-Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

(National curriculum, July 2014)

 

 

Key Stage 3

 

During KS3 we offer a range of modules, each devised to promote varied language activities, and each containing tasks designed to address the requirements of the National Curriculum. Thus we are confident that all students are supported and challenged in their learning. Literature is at the heart of all Key Stages and we aim to give Year 7 and 8 students an overview of the development of literature in English including the principle achievements in poetry and prose. Two Shakespeare plays are studied during the Key Stage. We foster the students’ own creative writing and aim to help them develop their skills and style through the promotion of accurate grammar and spelling.

 

Role of Subject Leader:
The subject leader (Mr. M. Gorman is responsible for improving the standards of teaching and learning in English

This is done in the following ways:

 

-Tracking pupil progress in English

-Monitoring of school environment through completion of learning walks
-Monitoring teaching and learning through observing lessons
-Monitoring teaching and learning by completing book scrutiny 3 times per year
-Co-coaching of staff

-Delivery of INSET

-Delivery of staff meetings and CPD of teaching and learning strategies for teaching staff and LSAs
-Purchasing, organising and auditing of resources

-Keeping up with to date with recent developments in English

-Supporting staff in the teaching of English

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