“Language and literacy are of personal, social and economic importance. Our ability to use language lies at the centre of the development and expression of our emotions, our thinking, our learning and our sense of personal identity. Language is itself a key aspect of our culture. Through language, children and young people can gain access to the literary heritage of humanity and develop their appreciation of the richness and breadth of Scotland’s literary heritage. Children and young people encounter, enjoy and learn from the diversity of language used in their homes, their communities, by the media and by their peers. Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life, lays the foundations for lifelong learning and work, and contributes strongly to the development of all four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence”. (Building the Curriculum 1, 2010)
Within Lornshill Academy all staff have a responsibility to promote Literacy and play their part in delivering and assessing Literacy Outcomes. All staff in the school follow our in-house Active Literacy Lornshill program, that draws on key initiatives such as Big Writing and Reciprocal Reading while also providing a consistent framework for Reading, Writing, Talking and Listening throughout the school.
For further information about the Literacy Program or ways that you can support your child please use the school contact page.