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08:14 AM - 17 Oct 2017

House football results - Year 8 Luther King: 1st Hawking: 2nd Frank 3rd Nightingale 4th https://t.co/abOTXK9QPI

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08:13 AM - 17 Oct 2017

House football results Year 9 - Nightingale 1st Hawking 2nd Frank 3rd Luther King 4th https://t.co/mPAKaoHGtb

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15:34 PM - 16 Oct 2017

Thank you to Professor Anthony Mandal for a fascinating lecture on today! https://t.co/myPdY2Uizx

15:57 PM - 11 Oct 2017

So that's the end of the Y7 residential - everyone had a great time but we recommend early nights tonight! Get some rest & see you tomorrow

10:55 AM - 11 Oct 2017

ETA of Y7 Marchants Hill trip back at HWS is 2:30ish. Please don't visit school unnecessary as roads will be busy & parking severely limited

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10:51 AM - 11 Oct 2017

Last activities of the Marchants Hill trip are taking place - after this is lunch and then loading coaches and departure https://t.co/FKMe5Rbite

22:17 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Once again everyone at Marchants Hill is safe and well. No parents need to be concerned unless contact specifically by our staff

19:47 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Good news is that we have 210 happy Y7s at the Marchants Hill disco, bad news is we have 15 deaf teachers

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14:44 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Here's a child choosing to lie in a pool of mud. We don't really know why but good luck to whoever does her laundry... https://t.co/Zthc9XTTLJ

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09:28 AM - 10 Oct 2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a Year 7 on a zip wire being photographed by a rather cold Mr Yim https://t.co/s9L5GC2sFU

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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