Overview

Aims and Philosophy

  • Develop to their fullest each pupil’s language skills and ability to express their own thoughts and feelings clearly, confidently and fluently, both orally and in writing.
  • Through the study of literature, to develop pupils’ awareness of the society in which they live and of other societies.
  • To foster the self-confidence of each pupil and their belief in the worth of their own ideas.
  • Create and foster the enjoyment of English literature and language and stimulate pupils’ curiosity.
  • Give pupils skills to be able to read “beyond the literal” meaning and appreciate a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Inspire pupils to read for pleasure through the use of the library.
  • Give pupils the ability to become independent learners.
  • Provide pupils with the opportunity to achieve qualifications relevant to today’s work place.

 

Success Headlines

  • All classrooms equipped with either interactive whiteboards or ICT projectors.
  • Extensive departmental library for pupils.
  • Revision classes to support pupils with exam preparation.
  • School magazine/newspaper written, edited and published regularly.
  • Debating Club run in the department, with regular participation in inter-school competitions.
  • Use of ICT in the classroom to apply skills and knowledge in a variety of stimulating contexts.

 

Staff

Ms J Allen (Acting Curriculum Leader, job share)

Mrs V Sinclair (Acting Curriculum Leader, job share)

Mr D Forrest

Ms L Myles

Mrs M Gardner

Ms A Kirkwood

Ms J Henderson

Ms D Johnston

Mrs R Latimer

Ms D McDougall

Mrs L Ruxton

Ms M Wards

Mr A Reid

Mr G Lee (NQT)