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21/12/20

For all those that might be struggling over the Christmas period, do not forget that there are many organisations out there to help you. Please use our Glyn SHARP page for a huge amount of links to different organisations. https://t.co/yyQm70aWhR . Stay Safe and Stay Well

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16/12/20

Difficult to see but this is the moment yesterday afternoon that 8 Abbey and 8 Tudor took it upon themselves to take the knee for Black Lives Matter at the start of their House Football Final. We are very proud of them. https://t.co/vo1BMJEo1J

11/12/20

'Save the Children' charity Mufti Day today - thank you to Glyn families for your generous donations for such an important charity

11/12/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter via this link: https://t.co/Wxvyveo7ti

10/12/20

Friday 11 December is a Mufti Day in aid of Save the Children. Voluntary donations of £2, please. Students may wear their own clothes. Christmas jumpers encouraged! No uniform needed, but please remember face coverings!

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26/11/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Extra-Curricular Sport is back! https://t.co/J61DDZqltq

26/11/20

Reminder: INSET Day - Friday 26 November 2020 - school closed for all students.

26/11/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/xAKFoVNWW0

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26/11/20

Looks chilly in Swanage! Year 13 conducting their geography field work today. https://t.co/i4FBv4Ep48

23/11/20

Friday 27 November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) so will be closed to all students on that day.

23/11/20

Do take a look at our Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/Mu0q7pcYkv

23/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - cricket and sailing successes, plus other uplifting news: https://t.co/wy77UMfd5E

22/10/20

Reminder that Friday 23 October is a Mufti Day - donations of £2 at the school gates to the Glyn PSA gratefully received. Monies raised provide extra resources for the benefit of our students. Thank you.

16/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/B4rAkvn2vS

09/10/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15 October 2020, so please check our website on that date. Sadly, no tours or visits this year, but do join us virtually on 15 Oct!

09/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/1XgfSPFkVH

02/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/sBAm7KwZQi

01/10/20

Our Virtual Open Evening is now available! Please follow this link: https://t.co/TRjCx4UAQk or via our website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb

01/10/20

Available from 4.30pm, our virtual open evening will be available for viewing throughout October via our website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb

01/10/20

Virtual Open Evening goes live at 4.30pm! Link via our school website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb.

Language and Literacy

The limits of my language are the limits of my world’ 

(Ludwig Wittgenstein)

‘You cannot build your vocabulary unless you meet new words, and to meet 

them you must read’ 

(Mark Peploe and Bernado Bertolucci)

‘Language and literacy skills provide students with the fundamental building blocks not just for academic success, but for fulfilling careers and rewarding lives.’ 

(Education Endowment Foundation)

Language and Literacy is included as one of Glyns’ Learning and Teaching 7 principles because of the fundamental role language and literacy play in the quality of education, in every subject. Words are the first, and most fundamental components of knowledge. We cannot begin to think about or understand anything without them.

Vocabulary is a crucial area of prior knowledge, which governs what can be learnt. It is required for and built by reading. Reading deepens understanding by building increasingly rich and well connected ideas. 

An increase in the confident use of academic language supports comprehension and enjoyment of a range of texts and is crucial to develop an ‘academic register’. A voice which articulates academic understanding, which is different to our everyday speech. It must be taught and rehearsed through oracy and developed in writing. Improving our academic voice has been shown to lead to gains in all subjects, including Maths and Science (Jay et al., 2017). It also boosts confidence and in turn can improve attitudes to learning and reduce anxiety (Gorard et al., 2015). 

Glyn School’s Language and Literacy Policy draws directly from the EEF’s research. Foremostly, it adopts a disciplinary literacy approach to improving the quality of our Language and Literacy curriculum. “By attending to the literary demands of their subjects, teachers increase their pupils’ chance of success in their subjects.” (EEF Guidance Report)

This approach is especially important in secondary education, when the language and literacy demands increase sharply. “Students in Year 7 must adjust to being taught by a range of teachers - often undertrained in the literacy demands of their subject - using a range of new types of texts, which are often dense and more technical than those encountered in primary school.” These demands do not plateau, but underpin progression throughout the curriculum up to Key Stage Five.  

Our school has launched a two year policy to ensure that language and literacy underpin a quality education for all students.

Please read our Language and Literacy policy, which can be found in our Learning and Teaching Policies and Documentation section:

Language and Literacy Policy