Curriculum Leader:

  • Mrs C Sparks

Department Staff:

  • Mrs G Samuels
  • Mrs K Hatfield
  • Mrs C Crawford
  • Mr M Griffiths
  • Mrs F Russell

Mission Statement:

We believe we are a team that builds confident learners who are curious and eager to learn about literature and language. We are dedicated to promoting, enriching and inspiring reading, writing and oracy which are key to our pupils’ academic success and personal development.

The Curriculum for Wales reminds us that:

  • Language connects us
  • Understanding language is key to understanding the world around us
  • Expressing ourselves through language is key to communication
  • Literature fires imagination and inspires creativity

At St Joseph’s, English lessons encourage pupils to increase their enjoyment and understanding of English by:

  • Creating opportunities to inspire a genuine love of reading and writing
  • Enriching their cultural capital, including that of Wales, by exploring texts from a range of contexts
  • Promoting a high standard of oral literacy in class discussion
  • Encouraging sustained progress for long-term learning by revisiting skills and ideas
  • Inspiring pupils to become creative and critical thinkers
  • Embedding regular opportunities for speaking and listening activities to empower pupils to articulate their perspective on a range of issues
  • Supporting high levels of attainment in GCSE English Language and English Literature and in Entry Level