At Enterprise South Liverpool Academy literacy is at the heart of everything we do. The development of literacy skills across all curriculum areas is vital. Effective literacy across the curriculum will develop students’ ability to:
- Write for a variety of purposes and audiences
- Collect information, organise ideas, draft, edit and write accurately
- Access information and read fluently with understanding and comprehension
- Speak and listen effectively, present information and extend and clarify their ideas and thinking
- Confidence in literacy will also have an impact on their self- esteem, motivation and ability to work independently.
All staff are wholly committed to engaging students in their learning and are innovative in their approach to promoting reading and writing.
Reading Quality Mark
In November 2015, students and staff were proud to achieve a Bronze Reading Quality Mark. This award celebrates the commitment and enjoyment of reading around the academy. Over the next academic year we hope to apply for a Silver RQM Award as we develop the use of our new academy library.
Some of the initiatives and programmes we have in place to develop literacy are:
- Year 7 Summer school literacy activities
- Form time activities
- Reading buddies programme
- Literacy intervention classes
- Reading enrichment programme
- Outside support for students
- Dedicated English Teaching Assistants
- Key primary transition sessions
Upcoming Literacy Events
|February 2016||May 2016|
|30th Jan - 6th Feb||National Storytelling Week||All Month||National Share a Story Month|
|1st - 5th Feb||KS3 Extended Writing Competition||2nd - 8th May||Children's Book Week|
|Friday 15th Feb||ESLA Big Write Day||23rd - 27th May||KS3 Extended Writing Competition|
|March 2016||June 2016|
|Thursday 3rd March||World Book Day||20th - 24th June||KS3 Extended Writing Competition|
|14th-20th March||Shakespeare Week||July 2016|
|14th-18th March||KS3 Extended Writing Competition||Summer Holidays||Summer Reading Challenge - (Read 6 books from your local library over the summer holidays)|
|Sunday 20th March||World Storytelling Day|
|Saturday 2nd April||International Children's Book Day||August 2016|
|Wednesday 27th April||National Tell a Story Day||Summer Holidays||Summer Reading Challenge - (Read 6 books from your local library over the summer holidays)|
Word of the Day
Each day we display a ‘Word of the Day’ using key words from your subject areas. Do you know what today’s word is?
If you have a favourite word that you would like to see as our ‘Word of the Day’ speak to Miss E Mather. Below are a few past examples.
Click on the images below to download our weekly literacy-numeracy bulletin outlining how they are used throughout the Academy.
Click on the images below to download our guides to support parents and guardians when helping their children with their reading and writing.
|KS3 Parent/Guardian Support Guide||KS4 Parent/Guardian Support Guide|
ESLA's Sweet Sixteen
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- Forever by Judy Blume
- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 and ¾ by Sue Townsend
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyle
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Me Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl