The aims of this project are:
- to develop policy and practice within the Yewlands Family of Schools in the areas of language and literacy development and extension;
- to begin to develop staff expertise in these areas through action research and continuing professional development activity;
- to contribute to and develop a progressive skills framework within the Family of Schools, focusing on skills in language and literacy, especially as they relate to learning;
- to research the process involved in such professional development activities with a view to adapting it as a model for other situations.
There are 3 phases to the project.