- To engage students and foster a love of English and of reading to improve language skills and ensure those facing disadvantage are lifted from educational poverty
- To inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage, and to encourage students to read widely and often by providing access to books that are not widely available to them within the community
- To mitigate against low levels of literacy on entry and provide students with the literacy and communication skills they will need to become useful members of society
- To encourage creativity in order to develop independent, confident and resilient learners
- To create a culture where students take pride in their writing, and can write clearly and accurately, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts
- To grow cultural capital by providing students with a range of opportunities and experiences both within and outside the classroom
- To respond to texts thoughtfully and personally using their widened cultural capital to do so
- To inspire students to be confident in speaking and to learn how to discuss effectively
- To nurture an appreciation and tolerance of the perspectives, experiences and cultures of others and celebrate the rich diversity of our multi-cultural school community
- To nurture students to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially, morally and spiritually
- To ensure that students make excellent progress and achieve the highest possible grades to enable them to realise their aspirations of further education or employment and give them the best life chance possible
Within Media Studies
- To develop an awareness of the way that the modern world is shaped and influenced by the media
- To encourage students to be critical of information presented to them and make informed decisions about the information they consume.
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