English - Introduction

English - Introduction

In English, our main aim is to enable students to read, write, speak and listen effectively, gaining understanding of and control over language.  We want our students to enjoy reading, to be confident and creative writers and to be able to express themselves orally. 

The English Department has many initiatives to encourage students to develop these important skills. These include:

  • The Carnegie Shadowing Group - Selected students read the novels on the Carnegie shortlist and discuss their recommendations
  • Creative writing group
  • Poetry reading for the School Christmas Concert
  • Spelling Bee competition
  • Public speaking Competitions
  • Theatre trips
  • GCSE revision sessions
  • Power breakfasts - revision sessions for selected students preceding their final GCSE examinations


If you wish to contact the persons responsible for this page, please email rebecca.gee@notleyhigh.com