The English department is headed by Mrs G.S. Peace and includes five full time members of staff representing a wide range of specialisms and teaching experience. The Headmaster, who has a doctorate in English, also teaches in the department.
Housed in the temporary classrooms until the completion of the Heart Project, the department is located at the centre of the school, adjacent to the Drama Studio and the Blake Theatre. The English department enjoys a close relationship with the ICT department and the School Library and provides regular opportunities for cross-curricular links to be extablished and developed.
Teachers in the English Department support a wide range of student activities, including supervising student contributions to the School’s weekly newspaper (The Lion), Debating and Public Speaking, the Literary Society and excursions to the theatre and cinema. Recent English Department excursions include lecture and theatre trips to Stratford, Cardiff and Bristol.
Monday 11th March 2013 - Form VI.1 and VI.2: "The Great Gatsby" Lecture Day, Oxford
Creative Writing Success
Congratulations to Form V pupils Brendan, Benedict and Christopher; their Creative Writers’ poems are being published in Teenage Dreams – A Collection of Poetry, published by Young Writers, and will be available in the Library from the New Year.
Regional Finals for Intermediate Public Speaking Team
The intermediate Public Speaking team of Jonty, Charlie, Archie and Joshua sailed through the local round of the Rotary Club "Youth Speaks" competition recently. Charlie's speech on "The Kindle Versus the book" was engaging and thoughtful, gaining much support from the audience. In the Regional Final the boys demonstrated maturity, teamwork and purpose against stiff competition, ultimately nudged into second place by just one point. Hopes are high for future success with this young but impressive team.