At King David Primary School (KDPS), English and the teaching of English is the foundation of our curriculum. Our main aim is to ensure every single pupil becomes primary literate and progresses to the best of their ability in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening by the time they leave our school in Year 6. 

The staff at KDPS feel it is essential to highlight and be aware of the differing groups of learners and vulnerable pupils in their classes.  Once this information is acquired, teachers can plan and teach personalised English lessons which focus on the particular needs of each pupil.  We recognise that each pupil has their own starting point upon entry to every year group and progress is measured in line with these starting points to ensure every pupil can celebrate success.

English at KDPS will not only be a daily discrete lesson, but is at the cornerstone of the entire curriculum.  It is embedded within all our lessons and we strive for a high level of English for all. Through using high-quality texts, immersing pupils in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring new curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met, the pupils at KDPS are exposed to a language heavy, creative and continuous English curriculum which will not only enable them to become primary literate but will also develop a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening.

At KDPS, our vision is for creativity to be at the helm of our English curriculum and for pupils to learn new skills in a fun and engaging way.

English Writing Subject Lead: Mrs D Taylor

Reading For Pleasure Lead: Mrs G Nesbit