‘To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark’
The ultimate aim of the English department at Dyson Perrins C of E Academy is that students not only learn, but love to learn.
English is central to the school's curriculum in its potential to raise standards of achievement; the key skills of oracy and literacy being crucial for all subjects. We believe that a mastery and appreciation of studies in English literature and language is the core of all academic success and we encourage students to realise this as they work across the curriculum; students build a foundation for life beyond school
We are passionate about reading and aim to instil in our students, the confidence and ability to read and enjoy a wide range of modern literary texts: those from different cultures and those from the literary heritage, as well as a range of moving image, media and non-fiction texts across both key stages.
Within English, we work on the premise that all students should learn to be critically aware and able to understand a wide range of cultural experiences. They should be able to articulate their views in a range of situations and for a range of purposes, having confidence in the validity of their own responses