Literacy capability has a 97% correlation to success in Year 12 and at Findon High School, we take a whole school approach to developing this critical, and always evolving set of demands. The Australian Curriculum defines literacy as, “the knowledge and skills students need to access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in activities at school and in their lives beyond school. Becoming literate is not simply about knowledge and skills. Certain behaviours and dispositions assist students to become effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their literacy skills broadly.
Support through Intervention
Building teacher capacity through Professional Development
Staff have been trained in a variety of quality literacy development courses, including:
Data analysis informs the practical application of these Professional Learning experiences and teachers spend time considering the literacy achievement of the students they teach when designing their teaching and learning programs.
Celebrating literacy through Whole school events
Findon has established a culture of celebration around literacy development through the implementation of a variety of whole school events, including:
Future Directions – 2016 and beyond