Speaking and Listening at St John’s

INTENT

  1. Self – We aim to develop articulate and respectful pupils who can speak confidently and put forward their own thoughts, as well as listening to others.
  2. Others – Speaking and Listening are fundamental means of communication and learning; for making relationships, passing on information and developing a shared understanding and respect for different cultures.
  3. Wider world – We believe Speaking and Listening is a fundamental part of communication in an ever more connected world. An ability to not only speak to one another but understand the intention of others is essential, as pupils progress into the next stage of their learning.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPEAKING AND LISTENING

  • Speaking and Listening are fundamental means of communication and learning; for making relationships, passing on information, developing shared understanding, sorting out one’s own thoughts.
  • Speaking and Listening are important media for learning; children learn about talk and through
  • Listening is not passive. Listening skills help children to assimilate what is known with what is being heard and make the links that are essential to learning.

More information about Speaking and Listening at St John’s can be found here:Speaking Listening Policy