English is one of the most important life skills that we can teach the children at Star International Mirdif and is the ‘keystone’ for many other areas of learning. English develops children’s ability to communicate in spoken and written form. Through developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in English, children learn to appreciate that communication in all forms contributes to their wider understanding of the world in which they live.

At Star International Mirdif, we follow the 2014 National Curriculum Framework for English. This curriculum provides breadth and balance, is relevant and engaging and is differentiated to match needs and abilities.

We believe that all children have the right to be competent readers and skilled writers. In partnership with parents, we aim to promote the personal development of every child, by providing them with an equal opportunity to develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing across the curriculum.

In particular we aim to ensure that:
• all pupils, from Foundation Stage through to Year 6, have a full range of opportunities to develop their language and English skills within the curriculum
• all pupils read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding
• pupils have an interest in books and read for enjoyment
• assessment of pupil progress is meaningful to pupils, teachers and parents, and is used to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in English across the whole school curriculum