|Intent||English teaching at The Observatory School aims to challenge, excite and promote curiosity in all our learners. It gives students the chance to experience the wide world around us and to hear voices very different to their own. There is a focus on creativity in English lessons but also an understanding that accurate usage of English in written and spoken interactions is a vital life skill and will give students the confidence they need to reach their academic and work-related goals. Our ultimate aim is to develop a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening and to remove the barriers, such as SEN, feelings of
inadequacy and anxiety, which can prevent this happening.
We recognise that each child has their own starting point upon entry to every year group, and progress is measured in line with these starting points to ensure every child can celebrate success. Students in KS2 and early KS3 (year 7) are placed into nurture classes within the school. Delivery of English follows the approach of the full school, however there is a focus within lessons to fill the gaps in earlier learning within the primary curriculum.
Our intention is-
|Implementation||English is taught across all base classes at The Observatory School.
|Impact||Our English Curriculum is high quality, well thought out, and is planned to facilitate progress and develop skills for life. Impact will be evident in the following ways:
- WJEC English GCSE
- Functional Skills
Please find below the information regarding CEIAG for The English Department, it is split into three key areas;
|WRITING||READING||SPEAKING & LISTENING / Drama|
|· CV Writing||· How to read a job description||· How to behave at a job / college interview|
|· Letters of application||· How to research a specific job / college placement||· How to dress and act for a job / college interview|
|· How to fill out application forms||· How to find a proof-reader for a job / college applications||· What body language means in a job / college interview|
|· How to complete a personal statement||· Expectations from a manager / college / work placement|