English & Literacy

English is the beating heart of the school. Your level of literacy opens the doors of success in almost every other subject. As you progress through the school you will notice how what you do in English forms links to other subject areas.

You will be encouraged to read because we believe that those who read succeed! In fact recent research showed that people who read as teenagers are more likely to go on and succeed, be promoted and have greater job satisfaction (reported in the Daily Mail, April 2011). Their private reading actually had greater impact upon their lives and life chances than any other sport or hobby. It's for good reason that we say those who read succeed!

On the other hand, English is a subject in its own right. In English you will be given opportunities to study texts: plays, novels, short stories and poems. You will write your own imaginative stories, informative reports and so on.

English Staff:

Mrs Kelly Fairbairn Principal Teacher of English and Literacy

Mrs Emily Bewsey

Mrs Laura Feeney

Mrs Elaine Macmillan

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