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16/09/21

No booking required for our Open Evening today (tickets for Headteacher talks handed out on arrival). Simply turn up! Current students and staff will be waiting to show you our outstanding school. https://t.co/9f93OyoyLX

16/09/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 6 families to our Open Evening TODAY from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Whilst not compulsory, please consider wearing a face covering - thank you. We are delighted to be welcoming families onto the school site!

15/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening! Year 6 pupils and their families are welcome to see our school on Thursday 16 September from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

14/09/21

Year 11 Virtual Information Evening takes place this evening - Tuesday 14 Sept - from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. We look forward to seeing Year 11 Parents and Carers online later this evening.

14/09/21

Year 9 Virtual Information Evening takes place this evening - Tuesday 14 Sept - from 6.15pm to 7.15pm. We look forward to seeing Year 9 Parents and Carers online later this evening.

14/09/21

Reminder - the school will be closing at 12.20pm on Thursday 16 September in preparation for the Open Evening which will take place between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Students who are helping at Open Evening should return to school at 4.00pm. Thank you.

14/09/21

PROSPECTUS - Please follow this link to take a look at our Prospectus for entry into Year 7: https://t.co/BKuqpC4skS

14/09/21

Open Evening information- we look forward to welcoming families onto the school site for Open Evening on Thursday 16 September. To keep everyone safe, we strongly encourage visitors to wear face coverings, if you can. Thank you.

14/09/21

Is your child absent from school? As engineers continue to resolve telephone/voicemail issues, please email the school if your child is absent or late to school via email: attendance.org 6thformabsence.org Thank you.

13/09/21

We are looking forward to meeting local Year 6 pupils with their families at our Open Evening this week! Thursday 16 September from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Please let your friends and family know.

10/09/21

Admissions Information ahead of our Year 6 into Year 7 Open Evening on Thursday 16 September can be found on our website, here: https://t.co/FwjcKVp211

10/09/21

Open Evening parking - with regret, there is limited parking on the school site and Hessle Grove is a private road. If you park in Sainsbury's Kiln Lane car park, please note there is a 2 hour limit. Please park with consideration for local residents - thank you!

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09/09/21

Glyn School Open Evening - Thursday 16 September 2021 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. In the meantime, please visit our website to see our outstanding school. https://t.co/eECdeGhtkn

08/09/21

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Telephone Lines - with regret, our telephone lines are down. If you need to contact the school, please email glynmail.org

07/09/21

Blazers - due to the hot weather, students are NOT required to wear their school blazer on Wednesday 8 September, just for that day.

07/09/21

Telephone Lines - with regret, our telephone lines are down. If you need to contact the school, please email glynmail.org

06/09/21

We regret that our phone lines are currently down. Please email glynmail.org with any urgent enquiries.

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