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Longcause Community Special School Learning for Life


Welcome to the English Page!


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 utmost importance on developing and extending these skills in purposeful and realistic ways.


We are excited this year to be introducing Read, Write, Inc as our validated phonics scheme. Our pupils are responding fantastically to this programme and we are already seeing great progress in their reading and writing. You can find out more about RWI by clicking the link below. 


Read, Write, Inc sessions take place at the beginning of the day for an hour. In addition to these, each class has a daily story time to promote a love of reading for pleasure. 
At Longcause we recognise reading as a fundamental skill, and therefore reading is a whole school priority. We measure progress in reading in several ways to get a much more accurate picture of each child as a reader. We have a daily story time in all classes and promote a love of reading. 
Pupils who have completed the Read, Write, Inc programme will move on to our Comprehension scheme and then Literacy and Language scheme of work. You can find out more information about them below. 

Some of our pupils may progress on to the ARK Mastery English schemes of work. You can find out more about this scheme using the link below. 


At KS4 pupils will be given the opportunity to achieve an accreditation in English.