Literacy at Cecil Jones


Adolescents entering the adult world in the 21st century will read and write more than at any other time in human history. They will need advanced levels of literacy to perform their jobs, run their households, act as citizens, and conduct their personal lives. They will need literacy to cope with the flood of information they will find everywhere they turn. They will need literacy to feed their imaginations so they can create the world of the future. In a complex and sometimes even dangerous world, their ability to read can be crucial.

As your child moves to and develops within Secondary school they will need to develop a range of literacy skills. Here at Cecil Jones Academy we like to encourage our students to be independent learners and to use every opportunity as a way of improving their basic literacy skills.

Our current literacy initiatives include:

  • Word of week to develop use of language across the curriculum
  • A literacy competition each term
  • Parent support booklets to support reading and writing at home
  • Tutor time literacy booklets for all year groups developed to support literacy
  • Technology used to support literacy development
  • Author visits and trips
  • Literacy Ambassadors support and develop our polices
  • A dedicated leader of literacy who evaluates and continually develops new initiatives
  • Reading events and a regular book club to promote a passion for reading