Literacy Matters

Making Literacy a living thing at Dixons Kings

The Seven Processes of Literacy


  • listening,
  • viewing,
  • thinking,
  • speaking,
  • reading,
  • writing
  • expressing through multiple symbol systems

Literacy Intent

The chief aims of the new approach to literacy at Dixons Kings are

  • The incorporation of literacy into the content areas
  • The enrichment of learning
  • The development of independent learners


Over the next few weeks there will be a number of exciting events to kickstart the new literacy approach.

You might ask 'Why the focus on content area literacy???' That is because in all content areas teachers use techniques that involve reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and visually presenting. Therefore, we are already incorporating literacy strategies. The difference with the new approach is that there will be a systematic 'joined-up' approach to what we already do; thereby reaping the greatest benefits for students.