The Literacy Leader's Toolkit: Raising Standards Across the Curriculum 11-19

The Literacy Leader's Toolkit: Raising Standards Across the Curriculum 11-19

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By (author) Patrick Taylor, By (author) Graham Tyrer

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  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 244mm x 18mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 25 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1441138838
  • ISBN 13: 9781441138835
  • Sales rank: 377,904

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In their new book, the winners of the TES National Award for Outstanding Literacy Initiative share the secrets behind school improvement through raising literacy levels across the curriculum. Graham Tyrer and Patrick Taylor draw on the successful literacy initiative that raised their school from good to outstanding, as well as their work in three UK schools with a range of Ofsted ratings. The 54 practical strategies are grouped into beginning, embedding, sustaining and evaluating stages and include ideas such as choosing the literacy focus of your school, involving students as literacy leaders and creating a 'Litbox'. Each entry details the literacy outcomes of the strategy, provides step by step guidance for implementing and sustaining it and includes feedback and tips for staff and students who have used it. The Literacy Leader's Toolkit is a must read for all literacy coordinators and leaders who want to implement a whole-school programme , as well as for those teachers who are determined to improve the literacy provision in their classroom.

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Graham Tyrer is headteacher of the highly successful and oversubscribed Chenderit School in Northamptonshire, UK. He has successfully helped lead two schools in challenging circumstances out of special measures and delivers training in Literacy Across the Curriculum throughout the country. Patrick Taylor is director of teaching at Chenderit School in Northamptonshire, UK. He was formerly head of English and also works part time as a school inspector for Ofsted. He has delivered training for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust in Literacy Across the Curriculum.

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A must have guide for busy leaders! A great resource which provides at a glance, easy to apply strategies for improving standards of literacy for all learners to engage with. -- Fiona Froment, Principal, Aylesbury Vale Academy Fiona Froment, Principal, Aylesbury Vale Academy This book has three unusual dimensions which those working on school improvement often overlook; staff development; student involvement; and enlisting parents. It is worth reading for that alone... Sir Tim Brighouse Being a literacy coordinator can feel like the loneliest job in the school, and making whole-school literacy have real classroom impact can be hugely frustrating. That's why this book is so welcome: it's positive, practical and hugely uplifting. Geoff Barton, Headteacher, King Edward VI School and author of Don't Call it Literacy This toolkit is full of practical, feasible steps that help staff across the curriculum reflect on how literacy is their business. It will be invaluable for anyone attempting to achieve that tricky thing: an effective whole-school approach to raising standards of literacy. Julia Strong, former Deputy Director of the National Literacy Trust Here, instead of presenting the notion as a troublesome necessity to be tackled bravely, the authors retain a sense of infectious enthusiasm throughout - yes, the idea is to enable students to express themselves effectively across the curriculum, but at the same time, there is a real sense of nurturing a love of language, too. This is as much an uplifting read as it is a useful manual and as such, a worthy addition to your reference shelves. -- Helen Mulley Teach Secondary

Table of contents

Introduction / PART 1 Planning Your Literacy Programme/ What is Literacy? / How to develop literacy across the curriculum. / Mapping out a two-year plan. / PART 2 Putting Your Literacy Programme into Practice / 1 The Beginning Stage / Strategies 1-8 / 2 The Embedding Stage / Strategies 9-38 / 3 The Sustaining Stage / Strategies 39-47 / 4 Evaluating Impact / Strategies 48-52 / 5 Working with Others / Strategies 53-54 / Index