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The Chalfonts Community College

Success is an Attitude!
Staff Governors


Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write.  It is also the ability to understand, use and apply what you read and to communicate effectively in writing as well as speaking.

Our aim is to ensure that our students are receiving consistent, frequent and effective teaching and learning of literacy that has an impact on their learning.  It is the responsibility of all teachers to promote literacy skills throughout lessons.

Good literacy skills are vitally important to the development of all individuals and as a school we see the promotion and teaching of literacy as the responsibility of every adult. Literacy includes reading, writing and communication and students need to be aware of the importance of all of these areas. The use of the whole school Literacy Marking Code means that all teachers when marking books need to focus on literacy, as well as their subject content. Literacy errors should be circled in the book and the correct code applied: e.g. SP is used to identify a spelling mistake and CL an error with a capital letter. Finally, in each half term we have a specific focus to drive forwards.