The named English Subject Leader at Our Lady's is Mr M Shepherd
English teaching at Our Lady's is in line with the Curriculum 2014 and aims to ensure that all pupils:
The curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage underpins all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing children's language, communication, reading and writing.
At Key Stages 1 and 2 English teaching is divided into 3 main groups: Reading (word reading and comprehension); Spoken language; Writing (Transcription and composition).
A range of resources are used to deliver the English curriculum. These are reviewed annually or when the need arises and additional resources are purchased as necessary.
At Our Lady's we develop early reading skills using Sounds Write books. Pupils then progress to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme and then on to free reading. We have developed comprehension sheets for most of the books in the scheme to help develop understanding of texts.
In addition, we have staff trained in Better Reading Partnerships and Inference to assist pupils who are not performing at age expected levels.