Literacy Across the Curriculum

At King Edward Vi School, Lichfield we acknowledge that Literacy is fundamental to every lesson: every time a student writes, reads, speaks or listens they are potentially developing good skills and habits which will have a lifelong impact.

Resources to support each student’s literacy can be found here.


  • Set a good example and let your child see you reading.
  • Talk to your child about what you have read, books, newspapers, magazines.
  • Listen to your child read as often as possible, preferably every day.
  • Discuss stories they have read; ask questions about the plot and the characters and whether they enjoyed the story.
  • Help your child to build their vocabulary by encouraging them to look up words they do not understand in the dictionary.
  • Read to your child – maybe read the same book together.
  • Encourage your child to use the LRC regularly and speak to Mrs Emery for reading suggestions. Visit the local public library too.
  • If your child finds reading a chore, encourage them by suggesting they read websites or magazines linked to one of their hobbies.


All Year 7 students take part in a cross curricular programme of lessons aimed at encouraging their Independent Research Skills. This is built upon across the rest of Key Stage 3 and 4. In 6th form students are offered voluntary sessions to support areas such as referencing.




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