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The English Department is a high achieving department which prides itself on consistently high standards, achieving some of the best results in the North East. It is a creative and supportive team whose aim is to ensure that all students receive the best possible education from teachers with a real passion and expertise in their subject. Teachers genuinely care about their students who appreciate the department’s ‘open door’ culture and the extra time and support consistently offered.

Students are consistently encouraged to challenge themselves and take a creative approach to their learning through the well-developed and diverse programmes of study at all Key Stages. We also encourage students to learn outside of school, using a variety of different resources. The Effortless English Club, for example, provides an excellent resource for children to enhance their written and spoken ability. The department aims to set suitable learning challenge for all students, personalising the curriculum to overcome potential learning barriers. Examinations are approached both with confidence and rigour, equipping students with the skills needed both to achieve and for life! Above all, we seek to make every student’s experience of English Language and Literature one that is rewarding, passing on a legacy that will instil a life-long love of reading.