At  Frederick Gent School, we take the development of students literacy extremely seriously.  All of our staff are trained and supported to be teachers of literacy.  We seek to provide a broad coherent satisfying worthwhile study of literacy. Developing students’ literacy is a priority to meet our mission of enhancing student’s life choices and enabling them to make a positive contribution to the world we share.  

All The Two Counties Trust schools are working on embedding five key strategies to embed literacy across the curriculum, these are: 

  • Implementing a Trust-wide word of the week strategy. 
  • Resourcing,  tracking and monitoring teacher (fiction) recommendations to students.   
  • Resourcing,  tracking and monitoring fiction reading lists for each year group.  
  • Structuring talk/oracy expectations , e.g. speaking in full sentences. 
  • Embedding Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary across all subjects.