Welcome to the English department

Head of Department: Mrs V Pickford

Teaching Staff:
Mrs J Browne
Miss E Harvey
Mr D Herbert
Mrs R Hewlitt
Mrs R Kirby
Mr S Ladd
Mr P Lockett
Mrs S Markoutsas
Mr P Shepherd
Miss L Whittle
Miss P Wilkins
Miss R Wood
Miss A Wray

We are a dedicated and hard-working team of teachers with a real enthusiasm for our subject. We teach all students in Years 7 -11 and many in the Sixth Form. We develop our students’ skills as readers, writers, speakers and listeners.

We have our own suite of classrooms in C block and a range of resources which are constantly updated. 

At KS3, we cover a wide range of topics ranging from Shakespeare to marketing a new band. Alongside this, students in Year 7 are involved in the Accelerated Reader scheme; this is then built upon in Year 8 with our Reading Challenges.

At KS4, we follow the AQA specification for English Language and English Literature. A selection of texts we study are ‘Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’, a wide range of poetry, a Shakespeare play and a 20th century play.

Students are also encouraged to participate in various creative writing competitions throughout the year.


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