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Literacy leadership in secondary schools

Added 18 Sep 2018
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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.