http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1416048137798668299

15:52 PM - 16 Jul 2021

Henry Jekyll (Jekyll and Hyde) by Isabella in Y10 https://t.co/ssAwZdXH1w

09:15 AM - 6 Jul 2021

“Parents/Carers of new Y7s in September – please look out for a communication from Mr Jacks this week about our Virtual ‘Question Time’ event for students on Monday 19th July. We are so looking forward to greeting all of new joiners soon!”

08:37 AM - 22 Jun 2021

"We are so proud of Morgan in Year 13 who has shared his experiences with the Metro newspaper. He is an inspiration to the younger LGBTQ+ community. We hope to be able to continue to develop our Leaders in Diversity group to build on his great work" https://t.co/QPlgpnwZQH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1404770922746331137

13:01 PM - 15 Jun 2021

"Our Art & DT department are now on Instagram! Please follow them at: https://t.co/LuJRCR0Utp https://t.co/0s9WgqWg8Q

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402574726770405376

11:34 AM - 9 Jun 2021

"For June we have changed the school logo colours to rainbow in support of Pride month" https://t.co/QNqycpvPt6

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402231322752466945

12:49 PM - 8 Jun 2021

“We are beginning visits to meet with primary school teachers of all new Y7s in Sept 2021 today. Parents/Carers of new joiners in Sept, please keep an eye out for an email coming this week regarding login details for the Virtual Parents/Carers’ Y6 Transition Info Event 17th June. https://t.co/V1aOG9vuZU

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402230034899800066

12:44 PM - 8 Jun 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Diversity Month is underway, with our new House challenges starting today! https://t.co/arNjTWXRv5

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402230014221991941

12:44 PM - 8 Jun 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Our first round of the HWS Bake Off is now live! https://t.co/E838skVDXr

12:43 PM - 8 Jun 2021

“ Congratulations to everyone who entered the house competition to design our school planner front cover for 2021/22. The House Ambassadors created a shortlist and school staff have voted in a secret ballot for the winner... Keep your eyes peeled for the result!”

09:12 AM - 29 Apr 2021

“Students have watched an assembly related to a national survey called ‘The Big Ask’ today. Should students wish to complete this national survey of children’s views then they can do so by following this link” https://t.co/1pUjR80IH5

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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