At St Dunstan’s, we believe that the development of language and literacy skills is of the highest priority, as language is the main tool of learning and communication in all aspects of school life and the world beyond.
Therefore, we place English at the heart of the curriculum. We aim to enable all children to become literate: to be able to read, write and speak with confidence, fluency, understanding and enjoyment. They should be able to use Standard English to express themselves imaginatively and clearly, and know how to listen attentively to others.
Children at St Dunstan’s will use their English skills to communicate and work effectively with others, to develop as independent learners. We hope that through their English skills, they will be able to become active participants in society beyond the school community.