Literacy at Sir John Talbot’s School and The Marches Academy Trust

At Sir John Talbot’s, we want every child to have freedom of choice when it comes to careers and be able to take up great opportunities offered to them.  No child should be prevented from having a fulfilled life and future by not having the necessary skills especially in literacy.   Parents will know that literacy is fundamental to their child’s wellbeing.  It enables them to function in their everyday lives whilst giving them the lifelong skills to be able to communicate effectively, articulate their ideas and understand and interpret the ideas of others.  Over the past 4 years, we have developed a range of strategies to increase the status of literacy within our school environment, such as our Reading School, World Book Week, author visits and a range of competitions including our recent poetry and book review challenges.

Exciting events that promote improving literacy across The Marches Academy Trust

In recent years, we have held a fantastic range of events to develop out students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening. These include:

  • Celebration of World Book Week with a range of activities and events celebrating reading throughout the school
  • Involvement in the ShropshireBook Awards and trips to listen to and question famous authors including Rhian Ivory, Eve Ainsworth and Holly Smale
  • Our daily Reading School session (Accelerated Reader)
  • Our weekly form literacy tasks and challenges
  • Writing competitions such as the poetry competition organised by Whitchurch Library Writers’ Group.

To find out more about our commitment to literacy, please explore some of the other sections of the literacy section of our website: