English staff at DHS

      Staff Member           Subject Taught      Room Number
L Kinnell (Acting Principal Teacher of Curriculum)  English C112
L Scott (Acting PT3) English C107
M Alexander English C106
R Alexander (0.8 FTE) English C103
K Bray English C104
R Carboni (0.4 FTE) English  C101
A McQuillan English C105
S Quinn (Acting PT Guidance) English C102
L Rankin English C108
TBC English C109
TBC English C113
C Tanik (PTC - currently on maternity leave) English C101


What do we study?

The English Department provides learners with opportunities to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and talking, in order to understand and use language. 

As learners develop their literacy skills, they will be able to process information more easily, apply knowledge of language in practical and relevant contexts, and gain confidence to undertake new and more challenging tasks in a variety of situations. 

The English courses offered in S1 – S6 allow learners opportunities to develop and extend a wide range of skills. In particular, we aim to enable learners to develop the ability to:

Through pupils’ time in the English Department pupils will develop skills in reading and listening through the understanding, analysis and evaluation of texts. Learners will have opportunities to develop listening and reading skills in the contexts of literature, language and media. Learners will develop the skills needed to understand, analyse and evaluate detailed texts.

Pupils will also develop skills in writing and talking by creating written and oral texts. Learners will have opportunities to develop talking and writing skills in a range of context and will develop the skills needed to create and produce detailed texts in both written and oral forms.


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