What is the 'English Area' ?
Hello. My name is Mrs Parke and one of my leadership responsibilities here at Meopham Comnunity Academy is as English Coordinator. My role could be summarised as follows:
- To lead the teaching of English, in order to secure high quality teaching and learning and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement for all pupils.
I am also charged with developing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining English teaching policies and practices which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement and which are consistent with national and school strategies and policies.
I am able to initiate schemes of work that offer appropriate challenges to all pupils and, upon evaluation, demonstrate that they have been successful in enabling the pupils to make good progress.
This page will be used to advertise the reading and writing schemes that we use here at Meopham Community Academy to improve the attainment and progress of our pupils in English.
Mrs H Parke
Assistant Headteacher for KS2 / English Coordinator
This term (Term 6) we introduced 'Reading Buddies'.
Some of the Year 6 children have been partnered with pupils in Years 4 and 5. The older children have been trained to help their partner choose an appropriate book, read with them and discuss what they have read.
The aim of this initiative is to promote the enjoyment of reading and to develop good reading habits. The children are encouraged to choose a comfortable place to enjoy sharing books together.
The Year 6 children are all members of my Gold Reading Group. This group was set up to extend the most able readers in Year 6. They have met weekly throughout the year to discuss the books that they have been reading. They have also had access to some more challenging texts selected by myself.