Staff Team

Name Position
Francine Magee Literacy Faculty Lead
Ashlee Copeland Assistant Vice Principal
Francis Domingo Teacher
Judy Somerville Teacher

Curriculum Aims

Through the curriculum, we want students to -

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

Core Content

What do we want students to know/be able to do?

  • Read and understand a wide range of texts
  • Understand and explain the writer’s craft
  • Identify the writer’s viewpoint and express their own
  • Write effectively and creatively using linguistic and grammatical conventions
  • Develop resilience in attempting longer pieces of reading & writing
  • Present work clearly
  • Demonstrate exam technique
  • Be confident in their talk,  be able to discuss and present using Standard English

Recommended Reads

There is a whole world of imagination inside your head for which you don’t need the latest gaming consoles!

Plus all our old favourites:-


Download Book Trust's Best Book Guide 2015 which brings together reviews of some of our favourite books for children and young people published within the last year.


Both of these websites have fun games which make learning fun.

For GCSE and Functional Skills the Exam Boards have lots of useful information on their sites like past papers and mark schemes.