Alderman Peel

High School


The Team
Ms S Murkin Head of English
Mr S Leverton Whole-school Literacy Coordinator and Teacher of English
Mrs J Doyle Teacher of English
Mrs C Wagg Teacher of English
Mrs S Golding-Searle Teaching Assistant in English
Mrs K Hagag Learning Resource Centre Coordinator


Curriculum Intent

The APHS English curriculum seeks to meet the aims and scope of the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 National Curriculum. Further details of this can be found here: 

The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting and instilling the values of APHS - Ambition, Pride, Happiness and Success. The English curriculum has the following intent:

Value Intent
Ambition To provide a challenging KS3  KS4 curriculum that stretches a child to think beyond what they believe they can achieve. To be ambitious learners.
Pride To take pride in boh linguistic and literary accomplishments. To foster a love of reading and to write beautifully with good penmanship, vocabulary, spelling punctuation and grammar.
Happiness To find joy in a good book and to develop the skills in creative writing, oracy and spoken language to enable students to articulate and express their feelings.
Success To develop high literacy and the knowledge, sills and understanding in English Language and Literature that allow students to access further education, high education and a successful lifelong career in a field of choice.


Curriculum Impact

In 2018, progress in the English element of progress 8 was +0.48 and +0.29 for disadvantaged students. This placed outcomes in English at APHS in the top 20% of all schools nationally. 

In 2019 provisional results, English progress remains positive with the progress of disadvantaged students equalling +0.29 which should also be place this result in the top 20% of all schools nationally. 

In 2019, 75% of Students achieved at least a grade 4 in English and 59% of students achieved a grade 5 and above.