“The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and

written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.”  – DfE, 2013, National Curriculum in England p3

Our English Policy outlines our whole school approach to the teaching and development of English.

English is integral to our curriculum at Shiplake Primary – it is through the acquisition and understanding of language and a child’s experience of stories and a variety of texts that enables them to access all areas of the curriculum, to form their own ideas, to ask questions and to make connections. Through literacy, in all its forms, children learn to make sense of the world around them.

English Policy   (reviewed and updated 2020)