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Specialist Leaders of Education

One of the main strengths of Kingsland CE Primary School is the expertise of the staff. The school actively promotes high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and teachers constantly strive to be the best they can be. The teaching staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience across the Primary curriculum, enriching the lives of all our children. To this end, four of our teachers are qualified Specialist Leaders of Education, and are able to provide support and assistance to other schools. If you would like to access this support, please contact the headteacher on 01568 708436 to discuss your requirements.

 

Beth Pritchard

As a member of the school's Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Mrs Pritchard has over 20 years experience of teaching in primary schools. She is the school's English leader and is a Key Stage 2 county writing moderator. A number of her pupils' work has been used in the KS2 national writing exemplification and the school was placed in the top 1% nationally in 2018-2019 for reading. Mrs Pritchard is able to support schools with all aspects of primary English, as well as KS1 phonics.

 

Phonics

Phonics in EYFS and KS1 is taught through Read Write Inc (RWI).

Purpose of study

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

 

Aims

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. 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.
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