The SecEd Podcast: Literacy, numeracy & digital skills across the curriculum

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

In this SecEd Podcast, Matt Bromley interviews assistant headteacher, Zoe Evans, about her work on embedding literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills across the curriculum at her school in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

Zoe takes us through the process she followed including the creation of a ’skills team’ and the identification of the common skills that students need to use in most subject disciplines.

Zoe also talks about establishing a common language for learning across her school, and of the importance of consistency in the key words and definitions teachers use, in order to aid transfer of knowledge across subject fields.

Zoe explains how her school is now sharing its approach to skills development across Wales in partnership with the Welsh government.

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