At Dixons McMillan Academy we understand the importance of developing excellent, fluent literacy skills that will allow our scholars to be successful at university and make them highly employable. Therefore, we develop scholars who are confident readers, writers, speakers and listeners, who value these life skills and strive to improve them. We have three expectations of all scholars, at all times:
- carrying a reading book (reading)
- speaking in full sentences and using no slang (speaking)
- tracking the speaker/s (listening)
In addition to these expectations, scholars have four 40-minute DEAR sessions per week; one whole year group lecture focussed on mastering functional English; writing templates in scholars' planners; weekly spellings and a word of the week to expand vocabulary.