At Walton, the development of literacy skills for all our students is of paramount importance. Reading, writing, speaking and listening are integral to students’ success in the curriculum but also, in forming well-rounded individuals who can feel confident in the world around them.
Communication, in any form, holds the key to success in life and it is for this reason Walton proudly gives all students ample opportunities to practise these important skills in all lessons. Improving literacy skills opens the door to independent working allowing students to take responsibility for their own learning and education. This ownership automatically gives students a sense of purpose and has a great impact on self-esteem, motivation, behaviour and attainment.