The Communication faculty is a group of departments that focuses on developing a secure set of skills in all aspects of communication. We aim to foster an understanding of the importance of interaction and the requirement to communicate ideas clearly, with a clear focus on all aspects of literacy. The departments of English, Modern Foreign Languages and Media work collaboratively to ensure that our students are prepared for the next stages in their lifelong learning journey by being able to select and retrieve relevant information from a wide range of texts, investigate issues and topics, present their findings, formulate and justify an opinion, show empathy for others and understand viewpoints, giving explanations rooted in secure understanding at word, sentence and text level. Clear written expression is taught explicitly through a focused approach to developing and honing writing skills.

The Communication Faculty is led by Ms Minton, who is also Subject Leader for English. Should you wish to contact Ms Minton, please email her below. She is supported by Ms MacLean, Media Studies Subject Lead and Ms Dutton, Modern Foreign Languages Subject Lead.

Email Ms Minton

To Learn more about these subjects, follow the links –

Media Studies
Modern Foreign Languages

The Faculty has 10 full time members of teaching staff and a team of 3 teaching assistants. We have a strong team ethos and pupil voice activities show that students enjoy our lessons.

Our curriculum is varied and tailored to the needs of our students through creative approaches to learning, using a wide variety of resources and learning spaces, outside speakers and enrichment opportunities as well as lunchtime clubs to engage students in reading widely for pleasure. We teach across the age and ability range in year 7 -11 and currently follow the WJEC specification to teach English, English Language and English Literature and Media at GCSE. French and Spanish are the main languages offered at GCSE in Modern Foreign Languages following the AQA specification. Both Media and Modern Foreign Languages are popular subjects at GCSE.