Spoken Language: 


This underpins all that we do here at St. Augustine’s – the spoken word, the ability to effectively communicate and having an extensive and ever-growing ‘bank of words’ to draw upon now and in our later lives.  Spoken language is vital for children’s development across all aspects of the school curriculum. We provide children with a wide range of opportunities to hear and use good quality vocabulary and correct Standard English, focusing also widening each child’s vocabulary through language-rich environments and the explicit teaching of new vocabulary. Children are encouraged to ask questions, discuss in pairs and groups and to use conventions for discussion as well as debate. Opportunities for drama are sought throughout the curriculum, as it is recognised that the skills that are developed through this medium are unique. Our children will also have the opportunity to perform on stage as part of our school productions and services, share and perform poetry, lead worships and engage actively with visitors to our school, talking with confidence about their experiences and learning.


Please see our ‘Progression in Spoken Language’ document, found on the ‘Our Vision’ page of the English area.

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.