Overview

Language opens doors. It unlocks the world of reading and the imagination, the excitement of writing, the capacity to explore new subjects and releases our potential to learn and grow as an individual. In schools, it underpins progress, impacts on attainment throughout primary and secondary years, affects self-esteem and behaviour and plays a huge role in a child’s future life chances. Without enough language – a word gap – a child is seriously limited in their enjoyment of school and success beyond.  Jane Harley, Oxford University Press

We believe that language is at the heart of education and strive to develop students’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary to ensure access to the whole curriculum.