English is the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening and grammar. At Kidsgrove, all pupils have timetabled sessions to develop these key skills. English enables pupils to communicate effectively at home, school and in the wider world, leading to improved life skills and wider opportunities. An understanding of how language is the vehicle for communication in both oral and written forms is paramount in our thinking and planning. To become literate, children need to understand that writing is a representation of speech, and that both come in a variety of forms linked to purpose. Our delivery of the English curriculum is based upon fundamental evidence based action research.