20:23 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Hear, hear! Well done to all for a fab show! https://t.co/fUlgyBe882

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075792348678885381

16:37 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Full swing with rehearsals! Great commitment from Abi! Wizard of Oz (Probably Goes Wrong) TONIGHT! 6.15PM https://t.co/qwmYm7IprG

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075792243997462528

16:37 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Awwwww! We're off to see the wizard... https://t.co/LNHCArkcGN

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075130573985890304

20:47 PM - 18 Dec 2018

Y10 are enjoying the excellent Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - such a powerful show! https://t.co/udvIhEV9R0

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1074779711010680832

21:33 PM - 17 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Is it really that time of year, already? Oh, YES it IS! https://t.co/ekiteVNGvG

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1074572168225120256

07:49 AM - 17 Dec 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

https://t.co/LnnY1oVZZW

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1073325628802379776

21:15 PM - 13 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Music@StMaryStokeDab

Do come and listen to HWS students Derik, Ella, Maddie-Jo, Sam, Sophie & William sing in our Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols on Sunday 16 December at 6pm. All welcome to join us for sherry & mince pies after the service in the hall. https://t.co/ODIdiU0sCT

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1072941793862402054

19:50 PM - 12 Dec 2018

Well done & thank you to the families of Year 10 - this is just some of the produce that you've collected for the East Elmbridge/Esher branch of the food bank - such a worthy cause helping our local community - amazing community spirit at Christmas time! https://t.co/wOmT2Xj79x

20:13 PM - 7 Dec 2018

It was our pleasure to host you - we are looking forward to our Student Equalities Groups being able to do work together in the future! https://t.co/Lj69VbL0tz

06:38 AM - 7 Dec 2018

Well done to all involved, and thanks for organising a great event! https://t.co/Dp6VeFc0gm

Literacy Support

Literacy is a right.  It is implicit in the right to education.  It is recognised as a right, explicitly for both children and adults, in certain international conventions and is included in key international declarations.

The rationale for recognising literacy as a right is the set of benefits it confers on individuals, families, communities and nations. Indeed, it is widely reckoned that, in modern societies ‘literacy skills are fundamental to informed decision-making, personal empowerment, active and passive participation in local and global social community.’  (Stromquist, 2005)

An ever increasing amount of importance is being placed on the use of spelling, punctuation and grammar  (SPaG) for students at GCSE and the quality of written communication at A ‘Level, and at Hinchley Wood School we have a whole-school commitment to ensure that every child is fully prepared to achieve well here as well as having good literacy skills for later life.

Students have been introduced to the ‘Naughty Forty’ list of words – those being the forty most commonly misspelt words in Hinchley Wood School – and are encouraged to actively use these in their subjects to ensure familiarity. Students in Key Stage Three are tested on these regularly in English. Other Literacy activities are delivered through tutor time too, where common mistakes are highlighted and rectified, such as the use of apostrophes and capital letters as well as whole-school competitions and initiatives.

On this section of the website you can find these tutor activities should you wish to work on these with your child at home, as well as other useful information, such as the ‘Naughty Forty’ list of words and a list of which current GCSE subjects are subject to separate spelling, punctuation and grammar marks.

 

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