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English Curriculum

Our English curriculum teaches pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. The curriculum is also designed to teach acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

In English we aim to:

  • Promote critical thinking, analysis and intellectual curiosity
  • instil a love of the written word
  • Empower pupils to exercise and develop their thinking skills
  • Support pupils to become critical readers and literate learners
  • Awaken pupils to their roles in society and in the rest of the world
  • Engage pupils from all backgrounds, interests and abilities
  • Enhance pupils’ speech and performance skills, giving pupils opportunities to articulate their ideas
  • Facilitate reflection of themes, values and context
  • Encourage life-long learning
  • Inspire pupils to use English in future study and careers

Curriculum Pathway

English Curriculum Pathway

Enrichment Activities

English enrichment activities are displayed on the Enrichment page.


Mrs F Fletcher: Head of Department, English
Miss L Herridge: Deputy Leader of English
Mrs S Venables: Head of Whole School Literacy
Miss A Barry: Responsibility in English
Miss L Morris: Classroom Teacher, English
Miss C Thwaite: SEND Lead/Classroom Teacher, English
Mrs H Grisdale: Classroom Teacher, English
Ms E O’Reilly: Head of Year/ Classroom Teacher, English
Mrs C Phillips: Assistant Headteacher
Mrs C Sergison: Assistant Headteacher
Mrs H Lancaster: Classroom Teacher, English
Mrs J Mullally: Classroom Teacher, English

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