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Literacy Matters

Shared Values

Our College Mission:
To develop and implement a highly effective whole – college approach to achieve outstanding literacy impact

Literacy Champions: to further develop and promote:  Literacy Through Experience7 Canons of Literacy (Shared Practice) – this supports the following key points:

  1. ACADEMIC – this includes written work and wider reading (exams, research, annotations, file management and note taking etc)
  2. VOICE – Participation in class – confidence building and development of knowledge (includes WOW/ASE) – developing vocabulary (modelling)
  3. SHINE – Opportunities to present in classes (ASE/WOW/Tutorials as well as subjects) this also includes mock interviews with HE Advisor in preparation for university interviews – speaking and listening skills
  4. ORACY – Improve vocabulary in subject knowledge, the wider world and opportunities for careers and HE – to develop and support aspirational choices
  5. RESILIENCE – Become a leader in a college based project (Skills Day, NCS, NBL, DoE, Student Council, Student Ambassador, etc)
  6. COMMUNITY SPIRIT – Take part in a college charity event or college sports event – take part in SHARE (Students’ Homelessness Awareness Raising Enterprise.7. 
  7. FLOURISH – Building positive relationships for well-being – using the college core values effectively both in classes and around the college premises (Student Council, Student Mental Wellbeing Awareness (OpenUp) and LGBT Family support this ethos) reading for fun – to develop reading skills outside of course content – promote displays as seen in tutor base – active reading for enjoyment

7 canons A4