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The King John School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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We teach English to

  • Ensure everyone can read easily, fluently and with good understanding.
  • Ensure all students can write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in, and for, a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
  • Develop the oracy skills of all learners so they can communicate clearly in a variety of different settings through presentations, debate and role play.
  • Encourage curiosity around language through etymology providing the tools needed to decode all writing.
  • Inspire and open minds to develop empathy for everyone in society by studying the contexts and settings surrounding a variety of different texts from different time periods.
  • Enable students to express themselves creatively.
  • Encourage the exploration of different cultures and perspectives to widen students’ horizons.

Curriculum Map

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 English

Year 9 Literacy

Year 12 and 13 English Literature

Year 12 and 13 English Language