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English at St Joseph's

Intent

Our ‘literacy-rich’ curriculum aims to inspire children, through a series of lessons that engage and challenge all learners. We aim to provide all children with a high standard of language and literacy skills. English is embedded within all our lessons and we strive for a high level of English for all. We believe this is vital for achieving success at school and later in life. At SJPS, we aim to enable every child to become primary literate and progress in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We believe that the ability to read and write is fundamental to our children succeeding; enabling them to access the next stage of their education and beyond. Our curriculum is designed to equip pupils with a wide vocabulary, an understanding of written and spoken language and the conventions for reading. We understand that a good grasp of English is the foundation of the entire curriculum and that children who are confident and adept readers and writers will be empowered to succeed in all other areas. Our English curriculum promotes children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, ensuring that they are reflective and responsible citizens. Fundamental British Values are actively promoted in English lessons in order to prepare the children for life in Modern Britain.

English Statement of Intent

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