Literacy and Communication

At John O’Gaunt, we are determined to give our students the very best education possible, via a broad and balanced curriculum, to enable them to realise their potential and take their place in a rapidly changing society.

A core focus on developing writing skills, reading for comprehension and pleasure, and oracy are vital in preparing students for the wider world of work and further study and these aspects form the bedrock of our Curriculum offer at John O’Gaunt. We want every student to gain the skills they need to lead successful and fulfilling lives, whatever their interests and whatever their starting point.

On this page you will find some resources that will help YOU to help US support your child’s literacy and communication skills.

FREERICE – Literacy in Lockdown:

As you know, we are running a TG Freerice competition as part of our approach to broadening minds and broadening vocabulary! Please encourage your child to register with Freerice at where they should then join their TG ‘Freerice Group’ using the relevant code below. There is a video here on why supporting this initiative is so important not only for our children, but also people all over the world:

Here is a link to the Freerice codes you will need:  FREERICE CODES

JOG’s approach to Vocabulary and Spelling

Curriculum Word lists for Term 1:

Vocabulary Bookmark

Common spelling errors

Glossary of exam terms

JOG’s approach to Reading

Read with TRUST

7 Top Tips to support reading