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English

The English Department

 

Hello! I’m Helen, Head of English here at Egerton High School. I have been working with children in education since 2001, mostly teaching English but I also have an interest in Maths, Personal and Social Development and outdoor lessons, as well as yoga and mindfulness. My passion in life is for getting the very best out of our young people and building positive relationships with all students and families that I have the privilege of working with. As a busy mum myself, I will often be found entertaining my two children, walking my dogs and travelling whenever I get the chance. I also love yoga, being outdoors, stand up paddle boarding (only when the weather is nice!) and reading American literature.

 

Hi, I’m Sally the English TA at Egerton High School. Starting off as a volunteer in September 2014, I knew from day one that I had a passion for working with children in an educational setting and English is my favourite subject.  I love to support our pupils in lessons and encourage them to reach their full potential. I use humour and the promise of my unique singing voice to engage our young people (the singing can work wonders!). Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my children and pet rabbit Roger. I love my holidays, yoga and relaxation as well as cycling and hiking…flat runs only!

 

Hello, I’m Josie Fuller. I teach English and oversee Interventions and Progress here at Egerton. I am passionate about helping young people develop their confidence and skills in English and motivating them to achieve their very best. Outside of teaching, I love to surf, go to yoga, and read! My favourite books include The Kiterunner by Khaled Hosseini, Homegoing by Ya Gyasi, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I also enjoy travelling and have spent time teaching abroad. 

 

Key Stage 3

Here at Egerton High School our Key Stage 3 curriculum is broadly theme based, building on general knowledge of the theme from other subject areas whilst maintaining a focus on reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Each student has their own bespoke target to focus on in lessons and across each half term. At Key Stage 3 our aim is to increase progression in spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar as well as to inspire learners with creative writing and reading from a range of genres and time periods. Students are highly supported in lessons and work is differentiated to encourage confidence and independence.

 

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students build upon their reading and writing skills gained at Key Stage 3 and will deepen their analytical abilities through the study of challenging and varied texts, with specific exam techniques and assessment objectives at the root of each lesson. They will learn how to write fiction and non-fiction texts for specific audiences and purposes using engaging stimulus such as, for example, inspiring speeches, film, art and photographs.

We are currently following the AQA GCSE English Language (8700) specification.  All students are entered for GCSE at the end of year 11 and will also complete the OCR Entry Level Certificate where they will be awarded up to level 3.  Students will be assessed regularly and will complete mock exams to prepare them for their final exams in year 11.

Example Work

Nurture 3 did a wonderful job creating blackout poetry with some challenging Gothic texts.

Nurture 3 did a wonderful job creating blackout poetry with some challenging Gothic texts. 1
Nurture 3 did a wonderful job creating blackout poetry with some challenging Gothic texts. 2
Nurture 3 did a wonderful job creating blackout poetry with some challenging Gothic texts. 3
Nurture 3 did a wonderful job creating blackout poetry with some challenging Gothic texts. 4

Nurture 3 have been working hard at developing their close reading and creative writing skills.

Nurture 3 have been working hard at developing their close reading and creative writing skills. 1
Nurture 3 have been working hard at developing their close reading and creative writing skills. 2
Nurture 3 have been working hard at developing their close reading and creative writing skills. 3

Our KS4 students enjoyed reading Of Mice and Men and analysing Steinbeck's use of language.

Our KS4 students enjoyed reading Of Mice and Men and analysing Steinbeck's use of language.  1
Our KS4 students enjoyed reading Of Mice and Men and analysing Steinbeck's use of language.  2
Our KS4 students enjoyed reading Of Mice and Men and analysing Steinbeck's use of language.  3
Our KS4 students enjoyed reading Of Mice and Men and analysing Steinbeck's use of language.  4
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