Literacy checklist for the new term

4th September 1998 at 01:00
Before term begins all primary schools should have: Conducted a literacy audit, set targets and defined priorities in an action plan; timetabled an hour a day for literacy for each class; spent an in-service training day or a series of staff meetings focusing on the hour.

All schools should have received: A bound folder outlining the framework of the strategy; an in-service training pack; a box of training materials including videos and printed notes.

In the coming year each school should: Make literacy its priority; set aside at least one staff training day a term during this school year and at least one further training day in the following year; expect to use staff meetings as training opportunities to support and improve literacy teaching, e.g teacher release time, course attendance.

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