Literacy matters because research shows that people with good literacy skills are more likely to have higher self-esteem, better health, better jobs and higher wages than those with poor literacy skills. They are more able to take advantage of the opportunities that life may offer them.

All students benefit from the development of high-level skills in literacy; such development is essential if students are to achieve their potential in any given subject. Effective literacy skills are the key to raising standards across all subjects and essential if we are to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need for life beyond school. As teachers at KSGS we all share the responsibility for giving our students the best opportunity for success in the future. Language is the medium through which students learn and express themselves in all areas of the curriculum and all teachers have a stake in building effective literacy. It is more, however, than a question of ‘basic skills’; good literacy skills are a vital component of personal and intellectual development. We aim to encourage KSGS students to read, write, speak and listen with increasing effectiveness in order to achieve their potential.

Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria, CA17 4HA

T: (+44) 17683 71693

Mr Gary Hartley


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