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Head of Department: Mr M McLauchlan

Members of staff: Mr A Canham, Mr J Clack, Mrs C Cunningham, Mr P Hinchcliffe (Head of Year 10), Mr C Hollingworth, Miss E Houlihan and Mr J Kearney.

The three main areas of English are:

  • Reading (comprehension)
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening. 

Throughout  KS3 opportunities to hone all of these these skills are provided in a variety of ways, stimulated by numerous texts and resources.

English is a creative subject and we pride ourselves on the flexibility and versatility of our delivery which enables us to make use of the wealth of resources (both old and new) in this fast moving world and to adapt to the needs and characters of our particular classes.  English is taught in blocks as this means that students compartmentalize skills in a subject where they need to be adaptable and resourceful.

Because of the resources needed to complete some of the research based tasks and the Year 7 Reading Challenge, classes will undertake various assignments at different points during the year.  These also depend on which reading books the class is currently studying.

ENJOYMENT, EXCELLENCE and EMPOWERMENT are what we seek to foster in our students while another three Es sum up our approach: ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM and EXPERTISE.

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