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Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence.


“Read like a writer; write like a reader.”

Meet the English Department

The department team consists of thirteen members of staff.  These are:



Ms A. Cobb

Head of Department

Mrs T. Clarke

Second in Department

Mrs S. Brown

Teacher of English and Music

Mr P. Downes

Teacher of English

Mrs C. Eyre

Teacher of English

Ms C. Forsyth

Deputy Headteacher

Miss L. Garnett-Mackie

Teacher of English

Mrs K. Glabeke

Teacher of English

Mrs J. King-Fahey

Teacher of English, Head of Year 8

Miss M. Moore

Teacher of English

Mrs C. O'Sullivan

Teacher of English

 Mrs H. Saunders

Teacher of English, Head of Year 7

Miss S. Watt

Teacher of English, SENDCo

English lessons at Reddish Vale will give students a profound appreciation of the spoken and written word and equip them with the skills to express themselves confidently in a variety of situations, both in and outside of the classroom.

Skills acquired in English have a positive influence on all other curriculum subjects, are vital in any walk of life and tie into our whole school values of Respect, Aspiration, Determination and Independence.

Our English curriculum offers students the opportunity to be inspired by great literature from across the world, allowing them to experience the power of language and invest in them a passion for a wide range of reading, writing and spoken texts. From Shakespeare to Zephaniah; poetry and prose; historic speeches to the language of social media; students are encouraged to think, question and form opinions on a huge variety of topics to support their growth as global citizens.

We aim to:

  • Create a journey of English knowledge that builds on prior learning
  • Develop a wide range of literacy and study skills
  • Grow knowledge- and vocabulary-rich young people
  • Encourage a life-long interest in literature, drama and media
  • Promote independence and resilience in learning

Please click link below to view the English Curriculum Overview