Literacy is the ability and confidence to use language to communicate meaning and understand the world around us.

At La Mare High School, we recognise the centrality of literacy in enabling our students to access the curriculum and excel as learners as well as to leave the school as inquisitive, thoughtful and articulate young adults.

Literacy in Lessons

We know that the literacy demands, such as the type of text our students are expected to read and write, change considerably in secondary school from primary school. We therefore prioritise teaching for literacy across all subjects and particularly focus on the following:

  •         Encouraging the use of academic and subject-specific vocabulary;
  •         Encouraging students to learn through reading through guided reading tasks;
  •         Supporting students’ extended writing through models and subject-specific writing frames