Department Leader: Frances Dempster
We believe literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen well. A literate person is able to communicate effectively with others and to understand written information.
At KBA we support students’ literacy in many ways. We have catch-up programmes for students who need extra support and teachers also embed the teaching of literacy into lessons.
Research has shown that engaging children in reading for enjoyment is one of the most effective ways of helping children reach their potential, and that is exactly what we do at KBA. Students at Key Stage 2 and 3 are all ‘Accelerated Readers’ and for 20 minutes each day, ‘Drop Everything and Read Time’ is part of the school day.
Reading in form time, House literacy competitions as well as celebrating a wide variety of National Literary events, has created an ethos at KBA in which the value of literacy is recognised in everything we do.
Teachers at KBA support children’s reading, writing, speaking and listening both during lessons and in extra- curricular activities.