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“With knowledge and resilience, the possibilities are endless.”

English has the potential to change a young person’s world because it enables them to challenge a point of view which may have been presented to them in a variety of forms and ways.  The ability to articulate, develop and defend an opinion comes from the acquisition of a rich vocabulary and a lively sense of enquiry, all of which are fostered by exposure to a wide variety of Language and Literature.

In English we are committed to fulfilling the Literacy drivers of vocabulary acquisition,  improving reading comprehension, and teaching for understanding before teaching for analysis,  Activities planned and prepared for lessons explicitly instruct teachers and staff to focus on these areas, for example through the use of vocabulary pre-teach activities and stepped skills development, using an interleaved curriculum to build expertise within the classroom.

Subject English – Implementation and Impact