English has an important role in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach children to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and, through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also allows children to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. We believe that all the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society and we strive to ensure that all our pupils leave our school with these basic skills in order participate fully as members of society.