' All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, unless it finds a willing and prepared listener ' - Robert Louis Stephenson (1850-1894)
Welcome to the area of eRiding dedicated to the teaching and learning of issues relating to English and Literacy.
Here you will find useful information and resources to support teaching and learning in this area.
The Importance of English
English is a vital way of communicating in school, in public life and internationally.
Literature in English is rich and influential, reflecting the experience of people from many countries and times.
In studying English pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
It enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively.
Pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts.
The study of English helps pupils understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins.
Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.
How To Access Information and Resources
The resources, in the majority of cases, have been written by professional
educators working within the East Riding of Yorkshire LEA, or by
national education bodies such as the Department for Education Standards.
Please use the menu on the left of the page to access the various
sub-sections of this area, with some links able to expand to show
more links to pages where a "plus" icon is visible.
Here you will find useful and relevant information, and teaching
and learning resources where appropriate.
The individual resources or 'objects' are shown in a horizontal
panel, which includes information relating to the use of the item,
and also the file size, so you can make the choice as to what you
download, depending on the specification of your Internet connection.
Just click on the title of the resource to open, or right-click
to save directly to your computer via the "Save target as..." option.
The majority of the teaching and learning resources are designed
to be downloaded, and then saved, altered and repurposed to suit
the requirements of the lesson or individual user.
Please refer to our copyright policy (the link is in the panel
at the foot of the page).
Please use the addresses provided at the foot of this page to contact
us if you would like more information, or you would like to contribute
information or resources for publication on the site.
Links to Over 70 Standards Site Documents
The Standards Site has links to over 70 documents that support learning and teaching in English in Key Stage 3.
You can find all of these at:
You can obtain hard (printed) copies of documents or use digital versions only.
To order hard copies from DfES Publications:
Tel: 0845 60 222 60
Fax: 0845 60 333 60
Textphone: 0845 60 555 60
Please quote the publication title, reference number, quantity and delivery contact name and address in your order.
English and Literacy Contacts
Jane Dixon, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Primary Literacy (Subject Leader)
Tel: (01482) 392480
Lynsey Rust, Education Welfare Officer
Tel: (01482) 392156
Jill Stubbs, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392482
Mandy Gravil, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392488
Joy Blott, Improvement Officer (Secondary)
Tel: (01482) 392483