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Whole-school literacy: a case study from Abraham Moss Community School

Added 25 Jun 2018
Literacy for Life

Abraham Moss Community School in Manchester has developed a whole-school approach to embedding literacy across all aspects of the curriculum. The success of this approach has been demonstrated in both student achievement and Ofsted recognition.

Our Secondary School Adviser, Catharine Driver, visited the school and met with Literacy Coordinator Hannah Issa to discover more about the key elements of the school’s literacy strategy. 

This case study examines how staff are supported to ensure that literacy is integrated across curriculum areas, including approaches and ideas for: 

  • CPD training for tutor teams and departmental staff 
  • Staff feedback, recording impact and ongoing monitoring
  • Tutor-time challenges and games that focus on oracy and literacy strategies 
  • Targeted activities to motivate and engage pupils 
  • Supporting EAL students.