Ofsted states that, “Literacy includes the key skills of reading, writing and oral communication that enable pupils to access different areas of the curriculum”. A literacy leader is the person who makes this happen.
Literacy leaders have a role across the whole school, and their responsibilities encompass activities such as:
- analysis of data and evidence
- strategic planning
- observing and developing practice in teaching and learning
- delivering CPD
- leading interventions
This resource explores these different aspects of the literacy leadership role and the knowledge you will need to develop. We also provide guidance on conducting a learning walk, with a prompt sheet for recording your observations.