We believe that mastery of literacy and numeracy are the keys to unlocking the curriculum and so to reflect the importance of these subjects, HVS dedicate significantly more time to these subjects than would be allocated in most mainstream schools. All teachers, regardless of their specialism, are teachers of literacy and numeracy which permeates across the curriculum.
Literacy and numeracy are part of every lesson but are also taught via World Book Day, workshops with professional writers and via the the UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) Schools’ Challenge. We personalise the delivery of literacy and numeracy via the use of programmes such as Lexia and also offer extension clubs for our most able students including Latin and STEM.
Our Literacy and Numeracy policies are available on our Policies page here.