At Hawley, we want all our pupils to develop a passion for reading, writing and oracy. English is central to learning at Hawley. We know that an excellent grasp of English will hugely benefit the future lives of our pupils and enable them to become educated citizens in our global society.

Language provides the foundation of thinking and learning and literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that lets us communicate effectively and make sense of the world (National Literacy Trust, 2020). Without good literacy skills, children will struggle to access the curriculum and hence unable to learn effectively. 

Quality texts lie at the heart of our English curriculum and we ensure that the texts we use to develop reading, writing and oracy are well-planned and reflect our diverse community; are linked and enhanced by experiences; are creative and reflect our passion for the arts and sciences and are relevant and responsive to the world we live in.