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Literacy is a fundamental human right, the foundation for lifelong learning. Having a secure level of literacy transforms lives, from improving health and relationships as well as academic success.

At Angmering, we believe that literacy should be at the heart of the curriculum and it is taught across all subject areas. From daily reading for pleasure in DEAR time, to the annual ‘Spellathon’ and taught oracy lessons in 'Talky DEAR' every Friday, reading, writing and speaking and listening are integral parts of school life.

Students who read for pleasure are likely to do better in all subject areas – improving their success rates in maths, for example, by 10%. Reading improves students’ ability to take on new information and concepts across the curriculum. There is also a significant correlation between improved vocabulary and success in Science, for example. Through teaching explicit speaking and listening skills, our students become confident and articulate.

Through a consistent, whole school approach and explicit teaching of literacy skills our aim is to give students the tools, confidence and inspiration to achieve their best.

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