At Eskdale Academy, ensuring that children leave school as confident readers and writers is seen as non-negotiable. The social context of the school means that the children enter school with a low level of literacy but data shows that they leave with skills on par, or better, than the majority of schools.
Staff at Eskdale Academy always strive to instill a love of English in pupils and ensure they can use these skills in a range of different contexts. Independent reading takes place each day and teachers regularly share high-quality literature with their class in order to expose them to a range of vocabulary and structures.
Extended pieces of writing are completed regularly and there is an emphasis on doing this in a fun, enjoyable and meaningful manner.