Bicton Primary School promotes a respectful, nurturing, and supportive environment.


At Bicton we believe that the study of English is central to the learning and development of our students. We aim to build confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. Through our English pedagogy we develop students’ ability to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with the world around them. Our students engage imaginatively and critically with literature and broaden their understanding of the cultures throughout the world and in Australia.

A small snapshot of key focuses and strategies Bicton is employing to continue to build our English programs and pedagogy are:

  • Curriculum Leaders and Curriculum Committee to develop a Bicton Primary School English Curriculum Guide to inform planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting.
  • Investigate and develop programs or professional learning that identify and extend high achieving students.
  • Explicit teaching of synthetic phonics using Promoting.
  • Literacy Development (PLD) Sequence and Resources as the primary source. First Steps Reading Comprehension strategies embedded in teaching.
  • Curriculum leaders to review and analyse NAPLAN data with Team Leaders in Year 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Refresh Professional Learning for all staff on Guided Reading strategies to ensure effective differentiated practice in all classrooms.