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Vision and aims:

to allow each pupil to achieve their full potential & succeed in English
to instill a love of literature & language in all our pupils
to help pupils develop their Literacy skills

Staff: P. Wylie (Head of Department) K Shimmons (Deputy head & Literacy Coordinator) TBA ( Head of KS3), J. Gillespie, C. Minford ( Publicity), J. Cochrane (Teacher- librarian), S. McGrillen, S. Jackson (Moving Image coordinator), S. Thompson (Media-Studies coordinator), J. Burns, S. McKeown (C. Hicks sub teacher), A. Gilliland, C. Smyth, E. Coulter, A. McKay, H.Thompson

Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities:

KS3 Reading Partnership programme ( both inhouse & with Ballyholme & Kilcooley primary schools)
KS3 Homework club
Public speaking club
Year 10 E-twinning with The Netherlands
KS4 Controlled Assessment clinics
KS4 & KS5 Revision classes

Educational visits and trips:

Year 8 cinema trip to see ‘Bill’ ( film about Shakespeare)
Year 12 trip to see ‘Of Mice & Men’ live from Broadway
Queen’s lectures on KS5 texts

Coming up: A Simon Community speaker for KS4 classes
A Lecture by a GCSE moderator to year 12 classes

Subject/Departmental multimedia resources:

Ipads
Dictaphones
Apple TV
Video conferencing
English computer room

Subject revision resources:

Website resources 
Revision booklets