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15:19 PM - 13 Jul 2017

Year 7 & 8 Team B Bletchley Park Exhibition show what they have created today. Let the best team win https://t.co/vVpdJA8CGZ

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15:18 PM - 13 Jul 2017

Year 7 & 8 Team A Bletchley Park Exhibition show what they have created today. Let the best team win https://t.co/AY19wcGJbM

11:46 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Due to exams, the 1 minute silence today for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will be at 12.05pm.

07:58 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Retweeted From HWS Student Leaders

Calling all Y10 @ HWS: exciting Leadership opportunities available, details in assembly this week!

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15:57 PM - 8 Jun 2017

The results are in! Here is how HWS students & staff votes in today's mock election. Is this an early indication of the national picture? https://t.co/uJUcg8RxLi

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10:38 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Mr Holmes has cast his vote in the HWS Mock Election. Have you voted yet? https://t.co/JptsXbQ3dD

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872735777020620800

09:43 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Students and staff will be casting their votes in the HWS Mock Election today. Watch this space - will the HWS agree with the Nation? https://t.co/BIBSPfDIIT

15:13 PM - 7 Jun 2017

Mock election taking place tomorrow - results will be announced Friday morning in time for discussion during AM registration

11:49 AM - 26 May 2017

Years 7 – 10 will be taking part in a Hinchley Wood Mock Election to mirror the General Election

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12:38 PM - 19 May 2017

Online donations have gone over £2000 to sponsor the education of a child in Uganda for a year! https://t.co/YKp08leeSP

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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