English is taught in a dedicated area of the Academy, with the Social Learning Zone and Learning Steps at the heart of the department. These dedicated spaces are tightly-knit and engaging spaces that encourage group work, smaller withdrawal groups for intervention support and allow a space for larger presentations. Students benefit from a large range of ICT equipment to supplement the teaching and learning in the department and all classrooms are fully-equipped with the latest technology; interactive devices, tablets and visualizers are used frequently within English lessons.

We also offer focused and targeted opportunities to support students (including those with Special Educational Needs) and the department has its own dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistant who supports and consolidates classroom teaching through the teaching of key literacy skills.