This section of our site contains the resources to support Literacy.
A copy of Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life;The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 is available to download here.
Traditionally we have thought about literacy as the skills of reading and writing; but today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more than that. Literacy includes the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media.
This definition of Literacy is to be found on page 8 of the Strategy. The two video clips below, which are shown at the Leadership Seminars, may help facilitate discussion on what it means to be both literate and numerate and the implications of this for teaching and learning in our schools.
Literacy for the 21st Century
What it means to be numerate