English Department Staff
Mrs N Fraser-Kelly - Senior Leadership Team and Lead Practitioner
Mrs N Ward - Assistant Subject Leader
Mr K Pearson - Assistant Subject Leader
Miss A McLoughlin - KS4 Co-ordinator
Mrs J Mulligan - Literacy Co-ordinator
Mrs S Kay - Teacher of English
Mrs E Rodger - Teacher of English (part time)
Miss L McCormack - Teacher of English
Miss L Jeffryes - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Our department is made up of a dedicated team of experienced professionals eager to inspire, challenge and facilitate learning for our students. At KS3 and KS4 we deliver carefully designed English lessons, covering a breadth of skills relating to the core skills of English: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Whilst helping the students to become proficient in developing their skills in these areas, we also endeavour to make learning purposeful, fun and relevant to their lives and experiences.
Students are expected to be active and inquisitive learners and will be expected to undertake a variety of meaningful homework tasks designed to develop their skills. We are fully committed to supporting our students’ learning and development and, as a result, extra support sessions are regularly organised at lunchtimes, before or after-school where required.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) we build and develop skills and understanding through study of a wide range of areas covered in our revised schemes of work that comply fully with the requirements of the new KS3 National Curriculum. At Key Stage 3, our students are set according to ability and are supported and monitored closely.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7 - 9) English Curriculum Overview
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) all students follow examination courses and, in addition, we try to develop in students those skills in English which will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Once again, students are placed in set groups according to ability. All students study GCSE EDEXCEL ENGLISH LITERATURE and GCSE EDEXCEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
The courses require study of a variety of texts – prose, poetry and drama – and assessment is through a combination of Controlled Assessments and examinations. Controlled Assessments are completed under examination conditions and are compulsory.
Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) English Curriculum Overview