English programme caters for students who are virtual non readers through to those that are having minor difficulties with their learning development. The curriculum covers all aspects of English that students are expected to learn throughout their years at school (where English is the first language). The subject aims to promote and cultivate the love of reading and writing in students and encourages students to fearlessly investigate all the contours of the English language through different methods and activities such as reading comic strip books, playing word games, writing poems etc. With the younger children, we use phonics to help them develop their reading ability and build the skills they need to become confident at spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG). Other important skills such as memorisation, the composition of simple to complex answers are gradually introduced and developed through the use of a variety of learning material.
Our programme works along with the requirements of the national curriculum but is not rigidly fixed to it. This allows our instructions to help children go beyond what might be seen as expected knowledge for particular year groups. Our approach affords us the flexibility to help our students develop into independent, inquisitive and confident learning explorers.