English Faculty

Mr A Haque - Director of Faculty

Ms C Eastwood - Literacy Co-ordinator 

Ms C Fletcher - English/ EAL 

Ms C Scarrott - English/ EAL

Ms F Ewas - English teacher

Ms G Evenhuis - KS5 Co-ordinator 

Mr L Manzini - Second in Charge/ KS3

Mr M McTurk - Media/ Film and English

Mr M Onwubuya - YL Year 10

Ms S Gladstone - Assistant Principal 

Ms S Naidu - Assistant Principal

The English Faculty consists of the English department, the Film and Media department, the Library and the EAL department. As a faculty our key area of focus is raising the literacy levels of all our students, regardless of their access to the English language and their starting points. To this end we lead on a number of whole school literacy initiatives such as DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time and extra literacy classes at both key stages 3 and 4, with the Library at the heart of the provisions we offer. In addition, we are continuously seeking to engage students and develop their proficiency in the language through multi-media and multi-modal approaches including drama, media, film and television.

Central to our vision is that students have access to cultural and literary capital that fast-tracks their progress in reading, writing and speaking and listening and therefore offer a range of extracurricular and enrichment opportunities such as [sic], our creative writing magazine, our Headliners (journalistic) club and the Culture Society that organises cultural events and visits every half term.

These provisions, we believe, alongside the teaching and learning in classrooms, provides our students with the tools to successfully access and navigate the English secondary curriculum.