English Statement of Intent
Why is English important for all students in the Olympus Academy Trust? Why does it matter?
At Olympus Trust, we will teach learners to speak, listen, read and write fluently so that they can communicate effectively with others. Through reading in particular, learners have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also enables learners to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. Being able to write in a range of styles to suit purpose, context and audience, will unlock further opportunities to communicate. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.
How does studying English help young people to achieve?
- Our English curriculum is driven by a range of high- quality texts which challenge and lead to the development of the learner’s personal and cultural capital.
- Quality texts provide a stimulus for reading, writing and oracy and give each learner opportunities to be immersed in a rich vocabulary that supports their own development and nurtures a genuine love of language and literature.
- Our learners become lifelong readers, authors, narrators, performers, speakers and communicators.
The Key Learning Intentions for English