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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’


English at Barnby Road


At Barnby Road, we will ensure that our English Provision enables children:


  • to express themselves clearly and confidently, listening to others and communicating in a wide-range of social contexts
  • to become life-long readers, building knowledge, showing curiosity and a love of language; to think critically about how writers use language and construct texts, and be able to discuss what they have read
  • to write both with skill and creativity, developing the resilience and independence to improve their independent writing for a broad range of purposes


At Barnby Road, reading is a priority – both getting the children reading as soon as possible and fostering a love of reading.  Children are taught to read and write in EYFS and KS1 through the Read Write Inc English programme. This is a comprehensive literacy programme which teachers children to read and write, as well as developing their spoken language, vocabulary and spelling. In KS2, much of our English curriculum is bespoke but the Language and Literacy programme is used where we feel it fits in with the curriculum and the needs of the children.  In addition, English permeates every other subject, with high expectations for language and communication in all areas of the curriculum.


English at Barnby Road will ensure that pupils make progress through each year group, acquiring and applying key knowledge, so that they at least meet the agreed age expectations and develop a life long passion about the importance of language and communication.


You can find out more about our phonics and reading provision on our dedicated page - Phonics and Reading at Barnby Road.