Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.

Words have the power to transport us to an infinite number of places and times. They can persuade us, inform us, and allow us to lose ourselves entirely in new worlds. They provide us with the power to communicate. Without words, we are nothing.

Knowledge of language and the means by which we can communicate with each other is vital to each of our pupils’ successes, as a child’s experience of each of the curriculum areas starts with their ability to communicate effectively. Here at James Bateman Middle School, our English team strives to ensure each individual student achieves competency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our passionate English team relish creating engaging, stimulating and innovative literacy lessons to allow our pupils to love words and appreciate their power.

The English team’s passion is to ensure all of our pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of narratives, poetry and plays as well as non-fiction and media texts. It is with the knowledge of each of these text types that pupils begin to form their own ideas and opinions and listen to the views of others with respect and consideration. At James Bateman Middle School, our English curriculum provides an exciting, enriching and inspiring programme of study.

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