The theme of the Year 9 Focus Day on Thursday 7th November was to develop literacy skills and there have been two facets to this. On site expertise was provided for the majority of pupils by an organisation called 'Talk the Talk' where the guests worked closely with the English Department in helping to develop greater depth and accuracy to the pupil's written communication. Another significantly sized group of Year 9 pupils worked off site with Portsmouth College developing their literacy skills through the vehicles of business and marketing. The pupils enjoyed working with the students in a competitive environment producing impressive results. Special thanks goes to Portsmouth College for 'rolling out the red carpet' for our pupils and to 'Talk the Talk' for coming in to the school and working with pupils.