The English curriculum at St Cecilia’s enables pupils, regardless of their starting ability, to discover more about their language, develop their appreciation of texts in performance through a range of enrichment opportunities such as theatre trips and workshops and to rejoice at the growth in their God-given talent to appreciate it and express themselves.  

Below you will find several documents that allow you to learn more about our curriculum:

Our intent statement outlines the ambition, purpose, and inclusivity of our curriculum. 

Our 5-year plan outlines the coherently planned and sequenced learning journey our pupils will undertake, auditing and then building on what has been learned at KS2, including how substantive and disciplinary knowledge is organised within topics in order to best access both a unit end point and future learning that relies upon this. 

Alongside an emphasis on Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary within the curriculum, our reading document provides examples of how reading is prioritised and how we use the latest research to guide reading and incorporate tasks that manipulate and emphasise meaning within it.

Our assessment document shares how our assessments have been designed to assess composite knowledge (the big picture) and thus provide the greatest opportunity to use teacher feedback to address pupils' gaps in key component understanding, address misconceptions and reteach where necessary. All leading to improvement in learning. 

Finally, look within our school’s Personal Development Overview document for examples of how our subject contributes towards our pupils’ holistic formation.

English Documents

Updated: 19/10/2022 138 KB
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Personal Development Programme

Updated: 06/03/2024 365 KB


  • Miss A Flynn Curriculum Leader
  • Mr R Baldwin
  • Mrs A Bretherton
  • Miss E Crook
  • Mrs J Mortimer