“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship."
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Across our Academies, we believe that our students need high levels of literacy in order to engage with the written and spoken word in everyday life. Being able to read and write means being able to keep up with current events, communicate effectively, and understand the issues that are shaping our world.
It is through being able to communicate and think clearly that our students will enhance their awareness of the world around them. We actively encourage our students to become citizens of a world in which mastery of the written and spoken word are integral to securing a meaningful place in society. However, we also recognise that digital literacy skills are essential if our students are to harness the power of evolving technology. That’s why we invest so heavily in strengthening our students’ grasp of all forms of literacy (including emotional literacy) so that they are able to access the opportunities which await them once leaving full time education.