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Spurcroft Primary School and Nursery

The future begins here...


Welcome to our English page. We hope you can explore the different sections through our subpages of phonics, reading, writing and speaking and listening at the bottom of this page.


Our vision for English:

At Spurcroft Primary School we aspire for our classrooms to be full of confident learners who have self-belief in their skills and ability to reach their goals. In English lessons teachers plan to enable children to know their next steps to success through teaching which is targeted to meet pupil’s needs. Teachers use tools such as child friendly success ladders to allow the children to identity their target areas for improvement.  Throughout our school we encourage pupils to form their own views and share their opinions in English lessons; to develop this further we plan to develop a whole school approach to the specific teaching of oracy across the school over the next two years. We aim for children to challenge themselves in lessons and take responsibility for their own learning through working hard and asking appropriate questions. We aim for our English lessons to give children the skills which will be relevant to their futures in giving them the foundation skills such as the ability to communicate, whether in written or verbal form, to prepare them for a future life in a 21st century workforce.


The English Lead overall lead is our Deputy Headteacher Mrs Exton.

Our Reading lead is Mrs Chandler.

Our Writing lead is Mrs Exton.

Our Phonics Lead is Mrs Davey, EYFS Team Leader.

Our Oracy (Speaking and Listening) Lead is Mrs Davis.


We have a support team of teaching assistants across the school who work with these lead teachers as part of our English team.