http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1208015536715681794

13:25 PM - 20 Dec 2019

"Really proud of Y7 who supported donations to the local Foodbank this year rather than giving each other secret Santa presents. Well done and thank you! Mr Jacks" https://t.co/4v074tFCwc

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1206521934118375424

10:30 AM - 16 Dec 2019

Well done to all pupils who have competed for their houses in various events this first term. Current scores are; https://t.co/9b6omLWhur

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1205409389760438273

08:49 AM - 13 Dec 2019

To mirror the 12 December General Election, students voted in exactly the same format yesterday morning in school with very interesting results! See the news article on the school website for more information. https://t.co/34ReDCDTs3

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1202923567240941569

12:11 PM - 6 Dec 2019

Well done to all who competed this week in Boys House Football. Results over all years; 1st Luther King with 120 pts, Joint 2nd Hawking & Nightingale with 110 pts and 3rd Frank with 100 pts https://t.co/w5SKUvcNbR

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1201460400547610626

11:17 AM - 2 Dec 2019

Friday the Yr 13 composition workshop that took place with Dani Howard (award winning composer) and Mike Poyser . It was an amazing opportunity for the students to work with them both and feel inspired to work on their A Level compositions. https://t.co/2yYAm3EdQm

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1196845226196963328

17:38 PM - 19 Nov 2019

Rehearsals at the Rose Theatre in Kingston were superb. Students were exceptional and are ready for tonight’s performance. https://t.co/XFUZPXG3dh

22:59 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 students on the WW1 Battlefields visit are due to arrive back to school at around 23:45. The staff would like to thank the students for an excellent visit.

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1192888430499434497

19:35 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 Battlefields visit. Students have paid their respects to the soldiers who fought in the Great War and explored important sites linked to their study of the experiences of WW1. The students have been a real credit to the school. https://t.co/ig6F9l9GRs

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189566127560691713

15:34 PM - 30 Oct 2019

Fantastic final day in Berlin. Students enjoyed the visits to the panorama 360 Berlin Wall exhibition and the Stasi museum. https://t.co/U7dxJW78vJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189262748938575872

19:28 PM - 29 Oct 2019

Lovely end to day two with a yummy evening meal and bowling 🎳 https://t.co/AREXdZivy6

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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