Improving literacy in secondary schools: a shared responsibility

23 Apr 2013 Ofsted

Ref: 120363

Soon after his appointment in January 2012, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Sir Michael Wilshaw, gave a speech in which he declared: ‘Improving standards of literacy must be a priority for all our schools.’

He made a commitment to help in improving national standards in literacy by introducing a greater focus on literacy in school inspections and by publishing a detailed survey of what works best in secondary schools to improve literacy across the curriculum.

This survey drew on visits to seven secondary schools identified in earlier inspections as effective in delivering cross-curricular improvement in literacy. The visits were carried out in schools across England between June and October 2012.  

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