Literacy is a whole school priority, which means we have whole school agreements around our teaching and learning practices. Research shows that consistent approaches to the teaching of literacy supports students' learning. For example guided reading is a consistent approach from Reception to year 7 and Jolly phonics/grammar is a consistent program from Reception to year 3/4. We use the teaching and learning cycle to explicitly teach the functions of language and writing genres.
Two specialist teachers work alongside teachers in the classroom to ensure individual needs of students are accommodated. So you will often see two teachers in your child's class. We provide an intervention program for students supported by School Support Officers (Reading Recovery and Multi-Lit).