Literacy is a priority across our site. We have whole school agreements for teaching and learning practices in English Reception - year 6. Research shows that consistent approaches to the teaching of English supports students' learning. For example: guided reading is a consistent approach from Reception to year 6 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. Each teacher has the responsibility of planning to teach writing in a targeted way in their classrooms, with an emphasis on students understanding their next steps in learning and embracing feedback to stretch their thinking. In our year level teams, we analyse writing; share effective teaching strategies; trial new strategies in our classrooms and analyse their impact on our student's skills in writing.