Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery, Seaton Avenue, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, DH5 8EH

0191 500 5956

Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

Proud to be part of Aim High Academy Trust

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

– Gloria Steinem

At Gillas Lane we have a text-based approach to teaching English. Our reading and writing are explicitly linked, meaning children become immersed in the texts they read.


We have clear long term plans for reading, writing, spelling, and punctuation & grammar that can be found below:

Programme of Study Text Pacer

SPaG Pacer

Speaking & Listening Pacer