Last reviewed on 4 June 2021
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Find out what to include in your English policy. See examples of English and literacy policies from a range of primary schools, secondary schools and special schools.

Nina Siddall-Ward, one of our associate education experts has helped us write this article.

What to include in your policy

  • Your vision and how this connects to the National Curriculum
  • The skills you'd expect pupils to have achieved by the time they leave your school
  • The resources you'll be using 
  • Cross-curricular themes and how English links with other subjects
  • The role of parents in learning in and outside of school (for example, in home reading)

Examples of English policies

Primary school examples

Secondary school examples

Special school example