Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School



Aims and Objectives

At Southborough, high quality texts are at the heart of our English learning; to develop a love for reading is the gateway to creativity, greater knowledge and universal exploration.


"The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more you learn, the more places you will go."

Dr Seuss




At Southborough we work tirelessly to ensure all children in our care reach the highest levels of personal achievement. Staff work closely in year groups and with colleagues to share expertise in order to best support all learners. Teachers plan lessons that promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independent learning at all levels. In English, there are a range of strategies regularly employed to support and challenge all pupils. 


Within class, adults and additional provision are used carefully to support identified children with particular reading and writing focus areas.  In addition, resources such as Clicker 6 and talking tin lids (which support the process of writing) as well as specialist programmes including SpeechLink, Fresh Start and Early Literacy Support are employed to support children where appropriate. 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and British Values

Our core texts provide a strong and meaningful springboard to develop a deep understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural values. They explore a range of characters, settings and experiences in depth, meticulously unpicking key messages.  Speaking and listening is used as a platform to provide opportunities for rich discussion and to further broaden their understanding of the British Values.