In English lessons, students learn to communicate ideas, opinions and thoughts clearly, both verbally (speaking and listening) and in writing. Students develop the essential literacy skills that they need in order to function effectively and confidently in modern society. While studying with us, they will encounter a wide range of text types and will develop their ability to write for different purposes.

We strive to inspire students through the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from learning, and aim to provide a challenging, full and rounded experience.

Extra Curricular Activities

In English we aim to provide a full and varied range of extra curricular activities and we hope that your child will take advantage of opportunities offered to go to the theatre or join in with a poetry workshop.

Staff Information

NamePosition / ResponsibilityE-Mail
Mrs E BestLeader of Learning for Englishebest [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs G StedrakKS5 Coordinator for Englishgstedrak [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs A JonesKS4 Coordinator for Englishajones [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss P MurrayKS3 Coordinator for Englishpmurray [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss J SmithLead English Teacherjsmith [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs L FrielEnglish Teacher and KS2/3 Transition Leader for Englishlfriel [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs E NewnhamEnglish & Media Teacherenewnham [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Ms S CostelloeEnglish & Media Teacherscostelloe [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss J HughesEnglish Teacher & High Achieving Student Coordinatorjhughes [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss C SalisburyEnglish Teachercsalisbury [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Ms A SeuretEnglish Teacheraseuret [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Ms H BellasisEnglish Teacher and Literacy Coordinatorhbellasis [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss H JacksonEnglish Teacher and Literacy Coordinatorhjackson [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Miss Sarah HarrisEnglish Teachersharris [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk


How can I support my child in English?

Encourage reading of all types of texts and talk about reading with your child. Look at the written tasks your child completes, and ask if they have proofread before you read it!

How are students grouped in English?

Students are taught  in mixed ability groups across the school, teachers carefully differentiate work to ensure all students make very good progress.  This is carefully monitored and tracked.

Will there be support if my child experiences particular difficulty in areas of English?

There are a range of interventions provided in English throughout the Key Stages. We monitor progress carefully and at certain times of the year, we can offer extra support for students who we think will benefit.