Mrs S-J. York – Head of CALL

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer”

– Randy Pausch

Compelling Learning in CALL

Creative and Literacy Learning (CALL) is a specially constructed cross-curricular subject taught exclusively to all Year 7 learners. The subject aims to develop pupils as creative thinkers, independent learners and effective participators. It develops the speaking and listening skills of learners through a range of strategies and aims to promote the enjoyment and benefit of reading for a range of purposes. CALL offers pupils of all abilities the opportunity to write for a range of purposes and audiences and to build a deeper engagement with active learning.

The curriculum model draws on skills typically utilised in successful deeper learning across all subject areas and challenges learners to develop them to unprecedented levels. It promotes a sophisticated intellectual curiosity for contemporary and historic global issues and encourages the acquisition of further cultural capital within the locality, regionally and nationally.



There are a range of extra-curricular projects and opportunities including:

  •  Theatre visits
  •  Museum visits
  •  Work with artists and professionals from a range of organisations
  •  Competitions
  •  Use of the school library homework club and reading projects
  •  ‘Literacy Treasure Trail’ events