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A selection of Hexham English teachers

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Holly R

Ms Holly R

English

Hexham


Subjects taught:
SEN, English, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
MA (Distinction) Education, Policy and Society, Kings College London (2018). MA (Merit) Comparative Literature, University College London (2012). BA (Hons) English and Comparative Studies, Warwick University (2010).
Lisa S

Mrs Lisa S

English

Hexham


Subjects taught:
English, French, Spanish
Qualifications:
PGCE (Modern Foreign Languages) Anglia University (1994). RSA TEFL (Teacher of English as a Foreign Language) Certificate, St Giles' College (1993). BA (Hons) Spanish & Latin American Studies, University of Portsmouth (1992).
Yolande A

Mrs Yolande A

English

Hexham


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, English, Maths, SATs
Qualifications:
PGCE Early Years Primary, St Lukes School of Education, Exeter (1993). BA (Hons) Theology, Exeter University (1992).
Gary R

Mr Gary R

English

Hexham


Subjects taught:
English, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
Qualified Teacher Status. BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS University of Brighton (2002).
Cally M

Mrs Cally M

English

Hexham


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, English, English Language, English Literature, SATs
Qualifications:
PGCE University of South Africa (2012). BA Journalism, University of Johannesburg (2011).

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Why is English so important?

English underpins pupils' achievements across the curriculum, building the confidence and accuracy in communication that is vital in school and in life.

Primary English Tuition

The principle focus for teaching English in Primary School is to encourage high standards of language and literacy amongst all children. Equipping students with a variety of literature: fiction and non-fiction, and a solid grasp of the spoken and written language all comes together to increase their love of learning, especially in the English subject.

English is known as a core subject; therefore, it is compulsory for students to be taught English up until at least their GCSE or IGCE Examinations. In the Primary years, throughout Key Stages 1 and 2, children are taught to read and write through the use of phonics. Year 1 children all complete a Phonics Screening Test during the summer term to determine whether they need extra support with their reading. The Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS also entail a large quantity of English questions, particularly with reading. In addition, spelling, punctuation and grammar (also known as SPaG).

Year 7 to Year 9 English Tuition (Key Stage 3)

The principle focus for teaching English at Key Stage 3 is to embed the core skills into students before they reach Key Stage 4.

Reading fluently, writing coherently and developing a wide vocabulary are a few of those skills. Students are encouraged to read as often as possible, not just for information but also for pleasure. A range of literature is encouraged from Shakespeare to modern day texts, however, choosing literature which they enjoy in their own time, can spark a love for reading and in turn, enhance their own grammar.

Spoken language will also emerge; through reading out loud in a classroom environment to undertaking formal presentations to their peers.

GCSE and IGCSE English Literature and Language Tuition

The principle focus for teaching English at Key Stage 4 is to build upon those skills they have been practicing throughout Key Stage 3; reading, writing, grammar and spoken English.

Reading should be more challenging, with poetry becoming a main source of literature. Students will analyse various sources of literature and be able to create their own opinions and debates. Students will practise their own formal writing, in addition to their creative writing using the imagination, wide vocabulary and literary terminology.

Spoken Language is also assessed at GCSE level, students should be able to speak effectively and confidently using Standard English.

A-Level English Language and Literature Tuition

The aim of the A-Level English Language course is to develop students' interest in and enjoyment of English, through learning about its structures, functions, development and variations, and their ability to apply linguistic frameworks to a wide variety of texts, to investigate and research language use, and to express themselves with increasing confidence, accuracy and sophistication.

The aim of the A-Level English Literature course is to develop students' interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently and thus to gain a wider sense of the scope of literary study.

How are Hexham schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Hexham (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Hexham primary school performance:

The Hexham area has 16 primary schools (one of the top being Hexham Middle School with 17% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Currently, from their different starting points, pupils make good progress in most subjects, including English and mathematics.”

The Hexham local authority has an average of 66% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 11% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Hexham secondary school performance:

The Hexham area has 6 secondary schools (one of the top being Queen Elizabeth High School with 59% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“This is a good school. Achievement is strong. Good leadership of teaching has led to improvement and performance management is closely linked to the school’s priorities. It is not yet outstanding because teaching varies in quality and weaker teaching restricts the learning of some students.”

The Hexham local authority has an average of 43% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 93% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Hexham Ofsted ratings:

100% of Hexham schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 3 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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