This report evaluates current practice in learning, teaching and achievement in literacy and English in early learning and childcare settings and schools in Scotland. It describes and evaluates current practice in learning, teaching and achievement in literacy and English and sets out key strengths and areas for improvement.
It includes examples of good practice and identifies an agenda for raising attainment, in support of the Scottish Government’s current priorities.
Early learning and childcare practitioners, primary and secondary practitioners, school leaders, local authorities
The resource is intended to be used as a reflective tool to help staff identify their own next steps in raising standards of literacy, reducing inequity and closing the attainment gap.
It aims to help practitioners use its findings to:
PDF file: Literacy and English 3-18 curriculum review
Note: This document contains a number of links to resources that have been moved during the recent development of our websites. We aim to update these links very soon. In the meantime, you may come across some broken links.
Hazlehead Academy – Literacy lunches
Woodside Nursery School – How the nursery has developed partnerships support children’s learning
Woodmuir Primary School – How the school has used higher-order thinking skills to improve children’s progress in literacy and across the curriculum
Hazlehead Academy – Involving young people in planning and assessing their own learning
Isobel Mair School – Using technology to support learners with complex needs to communicate
Northmuir Primary School – A strategic approach to developing Literacy and English across the school
Northmuir Primary School – Using higher order thinking skills to improve reading and writing (on YouTube)
Ladybird Nursery – How staff have improved their approaches to developing children’s literacy skills
Woodmuir Primary School - Involving children in planning and assessing their own learning
Ladybird Nursery – How staff involve parents in their children’s learning
Northmuir Primary School - Actively engaging children in shaping school improvement
Douglas Academy – Developing literacy across the four contexts of the curriculum
Douglas Academy – Monitoring and tracking progress in literacy
Douglas Academy – Debating and public speaking