Head of Faculty

Mrs R Upadhya

Members of Faculty

Name Role
Mr Beadman Teacher of English/Assistant Head of Faculty e-mail
Miss Sansone Teacher of English/Assistant Head of Faculty e-mail
Mrs Pancholi Pepper Teacher of English e-mail
Miss Wood Teacher of English e-mail
Miss Warrilow Teacher of English/Assistant Principal e-mail
Mr Colley Teacher of English e-mail
Miss Amanji Teacher of English e-mail
Mrs Rutter Teacher of English e-mail
Mrs Bell Teacher of English e-mail

English Curriculum Intent Statement


St Paul’s has a strong and highly successful English Faculty consisting of specialist teachers and support staff who are passionate about teaching and learning.

Teaching and learning is child-centred, individualised and active. The Faculty tracks progress regularly with half-termly assessments recorded on GO4 schools, with student and parental access. These link to a system of celebration recognising both achievement and effort, shared on our public “Wall of Fame”, with certificates presented and emails sent home. Our students perform well at KS3, GCSE and A Level. In our last Faculty OFSTED we were rated ‘Good with Outstanding features’. Success is brought about by setting and maintaining high professional standards, talking explicitly about learning and about how to improve with regular reflective opportunities.  Developing strong relationships, with students and parents, is also a vital element of our role.


Our new KS3 curriculum prepares our students for GCSE and the wider world.  It offers a range of activities and topics that cover the reading, writing, speaking and listening areas, as well as a whole range of English and world literature.


The AQA syllabi (Language and Literature) direct the pattern of Units of Work at Key Stage 4.  Students are taught in mixed ability groups.  Lessons are varied and active, including many opportunities for student- led activities.  Students cover a range of texts which include poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama from Shakespeare to the present day.

Exam Board: AQA     http://www.aqa.org.uk  


In the Sixth Form, the choice broadens further to include Creative Digital Media Production, English Literature and English Language and Literature A Levels.  Results are strong at A level and the English options are popular with students.  A number of our Sixth Form students go on to Degree level at Russell Group universities.  

Exam Board: AQA     http://www.aqa.org.uk

English Curriculum Map