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English

Welcome to the English Department

We are a team of vibrant, exciting and enthusiastic teachers who endeavour to allow each child to reach their full potential.

  • Mrs E Van Houten
  • Mrs K Uprichard
  • Mrs S Bamford
  • Mr C Carney
  • Mrs K Doyle
  • Mrs E Lawless
  • Mrs D Sheridan

We strive to make English an enjoyable and rich part of the curriculum through:

  • Active lessons which engage all students including visiting writers, speakers and poets.
  • Allowing students to influence the choice of texts for study
  • Enabling students to raise their literacy standards: reading partnerships, literacy workshops
  • Enabling them to develop their confidence in all areas of English: public speaking competitions, writing competitions.
  • Enriching all students of every ability with a range of classic and modern literature

Pupils study English to GCSE.