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Longcause Community Special School Learning for Life


Welcome to the English Page!

Keep up with all the amazing learning in English through your child's Seesaw and also our school Facebook page.

The theme for this year's Writing Week will be Biographies and using questions to find out information about someone else.  You will see some of outcomes from this week on Seesaw and on our school Facebook page.

Previously we have covered themes such as Playscripts were pupils created and acted out their own Longcause dramas; 'All About Me', where pupils contributed towards a 50th Anniversary book with each page being about a pupil at Longcause 50 years on from its first day, and 'British Values'. 


Further success at Key Stage 4 with 2 Year 11 pupils achieving well in GCSE English.  Also all of our Year 11 pupils achieved Functional Skills English between entry level 2 and Level 2 (2 pupils at EL2, 6 pupils at EL3, 6 pupils at Level 1 and 3 pupils at Level 2) - Fantastic!


The area of English is made up by the three areas of reading, writing and spoken language.  Basic skills in this area are fundamental to our pupils in preparing them for life after Longcause and we place upmost importance on developing and extending these skills in purposeful and realistic ways.
As a working group, we developed our current English curriculum from the 2014 National Curriculum covering outcomes from P Scales through to GCSE.  This curriculum takes account of the way in which our pupils learn and we have developed a system where we can recognise every step of progress our pupils make. And they make great progress!! 

(for more information on this, please see our curriculum and assessment policy -

 In addition to English learning across the curriculum, English sessions take place daily and pupils engage in reading based learning on a daily basis. Reading is a whole school priority and we measure progress in reading in several ways to get a much more accurate picture of each child as a reader.


At KS4 pupils follow a Functional approach to English and Year 11 pupils will leave with an accredited outcome in English Functional Skills which will range from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2.  



Longcause School Book Fair: 22nd September -29th September.  Thank you - we raised over £200 in the end!


Thank you for your Book Fair purchases - look what we achieved!

Thank you for your Book Fair purchases - look what we achieved! 1