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Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence


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

Meet the English Department



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Mr G. fox

Acting Head of Department

Mrs A. Cobb

Assistant Head of Department

Mrs S. Brown

Teacher of English

Mr D. Fisher

Teacher of English

Mrs C. Eyre

Teacher of English

Ms C. Forsyth

Deputy Headteacher, Teacher of English

Mrs T. Clark

Teacher of English

Miss M. Moore

Teacher of English

Miss A. Robinson

Acting Head of Year, Teacher of English

Miss S. Ryan

Teacher of English

Mrs C. O'Sullivan

Teacher of English/intervention

Miss R. Farthing

English intervention

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 the link below to view the English Curriculum Overview