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Book Club

The next Book Club meeting date 21st June at lunchtime in the LRC.


We will be discussing 'All Fall Down' by Sally Nicholls.

All Years welcome.

Homework sheets, practice revision papers and links are available here...


English & Literacy Prefects 2017-18

Zoe Herwill
Carla Biteanu
Lydia Battour


Latest News


Welcome to English

 English Faculty Staff

Mrs J Millard        Director of English & Media

Mrs L Hewitt         Literacy Co-ordinator

Mrs S Willis           KS4 Co-ordinator (maternity leave)

Mrs M Hill            KS3 Co-ordinator 

Owl On Book clip artMrs C Waters     (KS4 Co-ordinator maternity

Mrs I Murray       English

Miss S McKie       English
Director of Students Year 10/

Miss J Winter        English

Mrs K Hylton        English  P/T

Mrs C Dodd         English P/T

Miss C Mort         English P/T

Miss E Knowlton  English

 English Curriculum

The overarching aim for English at the Wavell is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The Wavell curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

                  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding

                  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

                  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

                  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

                  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

                  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

                  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

For further details of the curriculum for each year in English click on the Year group button below:

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11


Latest Faculty News:


February 2018
Literacy Day 

On February 26th the Wavell School held its annual celebration of books and reading with Literacy Day, timed to coincide with the week of World Book Day. Read more...


New English Clubs for 2017-18...

Newspaper Club -  All Years - Friday Lunchtimes in C2.3

Reading Club - All Years - Monthly meetings on Tuesday Lunchtimes in the LRC 

Year 10 & 11 Cinema Club - Wednesdays 3.20pm in C1.2

October 2017

Miss Winter's Amazing Year 7 and 9 Work!


 January 2018

BBC 500 Words Competition. 

February 2017
Writing Competition

Congratulations to the winners.

Read their winning entries here..

December 2016
'A Christmas Carol'

Year 9 produce some fantastic pieces of project work.

Click to view...

 Students' Work 


Student Work

Examples of exceptional student work from the English Faculty. 




PDF icon 2017-18 Literacy Leaders

Our Year 10 Literacy Leaders help to teach literacy to all KS3 students.

Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks Club every Wednesday
3.30-4.15pm in C2.4

Newspaper Club -  All Years - Friday Lunchtimes in C2.3

Reading Club - All Years - Monthly meetings on Tuesday Lunchtimes in the LRC