By studying English at Brook Mead Academy, students will be exposed to a rigorous program of modern and classic texts, largely built around a common theme of ‘social justice’, which, by the end of Key Stage 4, will give them a survey of British literary heritage from Shakespeare to the present day. Teachers simultaneously deliver regular Grammar lessons and Reading for Pleasure lessons to enable all students to succeed. Lesson time is purposeful and designed around ‘big questions’ which enable extended analysis and discussion. We train students to ‘speak like scholars’, in full and fluent sentences, and also to deliberately choose from the wide vocabulary with which we have equipped them. We appreciate that competent writers are grown, not born, and thus we teach writing in a systematic way, designed to build scholar success with accurate and extended pieces by the end of Key Stage 3.