Santa Maria College acknowledges that a students’ ability to think and reason across all disciplines of the curriculum are built upon their proficiency in literacy and numeracy. As such, literacy and numeracy are key priorities of teaching and learning at our College. Literacy and numeracy skills are taught across the curriculum. To enable a more explicit and integrated expression of these skills, the College has appointed a leader of Literacy and a leader of Numeracy. The leadership roles will be proactive in monitoring the levels of literacy and numeracy of our students, provide teachers with strategies to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, and in consultation with the Data Analysis Leader, analyse results of available data to inform teaching and learning.