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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Literacy

At Ivybridge Community College we know that literacy underpins all subjects: without a good grasp of reading and writing skills, students will struggle to access the content of a lesson or express themselves in a coherent way.  In order to give our learners the best access to education, all teachers in all subjects promote a high level of literacy in their lessons.  This will be through the explicit teaching of skills and feedback on work using our College wide literacy marking policy.  Our website contains a range of resources that you can use to help support your child at home with specific literacy skills; these range from five minute tasks to longer activities and are suitable for all ability ranges.

We strongly believe in promoting reading for pleasure and have a well-stocked library with up to date novels to appeal to all learners. In addition to this, we have a whole College reading challenge called 'Book Quest' where all students and teachers are encouraged to take part. Throughout the year, we also have visiting authors, workshops and celebrate many national events such as World Poetry Day and World Book Day to ensure that we spread a love of reading far and wide.