Aims of the Department
The overriding aim of the English curriculum is to foster a love of language and literature and to develop students’ creativity.
Our more specific aims are:
To empower learners, awaken their interests and instil in them a love of reading.
To develop literacy skills and encourage pupils to use them across the curriculum.
To develop the ability of all pupils to communicate effectively in writing and orally, in a wide range of contexts and situations.
To enable students to use accurate Standard English with confidence and fluency.
To develop an interest in the richness of the English language in its various forms (including dialect and accent) and its historical development.
Mrs K Beasley Head of English Faculty
Mrs A Sharma Assistant Head of English Faculty
Miss H O’Rourke Head of Literacy, Teacher of KS3, KS 4 and KS5 English
Mrs B Kaur Teacher of KS3, KS 4 and KS5 English,
Miss M Nessa Teacher of KS3, KS 4 and KS5 English
Miss H Mohmed Teacher of KS3 and KS 4 English
Mrs G Denley Teacher of KS3 & KS4 English
Mrs S Williams Teacher of English & Head of KS3
Ms C Fletcher Teacher of English & SEN
How parents can help
Parents can help students in their academic development by working in partnership with the English teacher to help improve learning. All students have planners; parents must read planners to check that homework is completed on time and inform the school of any problems.
Parents may wish to use the planner to communicate with teachers to check progress and monitor behaviour.
Parents can attend events specifically designed to discuss current attainment and to agree future targets with English teachers.
Parents should provide a quiet working area in the home where homework can be completed and encourage their daughter to read widely.