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teaching staff 

  • Hana Malik - Curriculum Leader
  • Anisha Ahmed - Deputy Curriculum Leader
  • Ramazza Afreedi - Literacy Co-ordinator
  • Duncan Bowyer - Lead Practitioner
  • Rothna Ikhlas 
  • Sean Keenan
  • Samuel Walsh
  • Euan Hamman
  • Kaylie Greenshields
  • Helen Monsurate

support staff 

  • Elena Fontanos - HLTA and Intervention Support

Curriculum Aims

In English, at Sarah Bonnell School we foster a deep passion for reading, inspiring students to develop competent communication skills that will help them to succeed in all areas of life. We also encourage students to develop a sense of ownership over their learning in English.

We are immensely proud of the outstanding improvements and attainment reached by students at the end of KS4, where results in English Language, English Literature and Media Studies are all above the national average for girls. Our summer 2018 results of 78% Grades 9-4 in English Language, and 86% Grades 9-4 in English Literature establish us a highly successful curriculum area.

Year 9

Year 9 curriculum includes:

  • 19 th Century Novel: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R. L Stevenson
  • Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
  • Poetry – Contemporary & Literary Heritage from the AQA GCSE Anthology (Love & Relationships)
  • Reading Non-fiction
  • Creative Writing: Descriptive or Narrative Writing; Writing to Explain a Point of View
  • Accelerated Reading in the Learning Hub