Jerry Clay Academy and English Hub

I have used the principles of ‘Launchpad for Literacy’ for many, many years in the various school settings that I have worked in because I strongly believe in the principles of really understanding the pre-literacy skills children need to be successful learners. I have found the ‘Launchpad for Literacy’ to be the essential ingredients needed for children to be successful in their Communication, Language and Literacy. The principles can be used in day-to-day early years practice whilst allowing practitioners to have a deeper understanding of how children learn. It also acts as a diagnostic tool to help really identify gaps in children’s learning. Kirstie has supported my thinking throughout my career and enhanced my pedagogical understanding to better support children. The Launchpad process allows practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamentals to be able to successfully communicate, read and write.

Tracy Swinburne, Executive Headteacher, Jerry Clay Academy and English Hub

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