Senior Leader/ Head of English and Communications - Angela Moore (University of Leeds)
Vice Principal: Learning - Joanne Wilson (University of Hull)
Assistant Principal - Katie Dowling (Lancaster University)
Leadership Coach for English - Danielle Houghton (Sheffield Hallam University)
Second in Faculty - Victoria Gillings (University of Hull)
Senior Post holder: French - Lynn Bunce
Senior Post holder: English - Rebecca Kirk (University of Sheffield)
Head of Year/Teacher of French - Viki Rodgers (Liverpool John Moore’s University)
Teaching and Learning Leader: Oracy and Literacy - Nicola Clegg(University of Sheffield)
Teacher of English - Lucy Mair(University of Edinburgh)
Teacher of English - Janet Shaw (Sheffield Hallam University)
Teacher of English - Alice Galbraith (University of Exeter)
Teacher of English - Jodie Murray (Sheffield Hallam University)
Teacher of English and French - Adam Murtagh-Burd (University of Hull)
Teacher of English - Gary Oliver (Sheffield Hallam University)
SENCO - Ryan Purdy (University of Leeds)
This page covers information on both English and French communications. It details what students will experience, the curriculum plans they will follow and information on what students' main focus will be throughout years 7 to 11.
The Homework Club is coordinated by the LSA team on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the library.
The school library is open to all pupils and provides a calming and relaxing environment for individual or group study. The School Librarian offers training to Student Librarians such as desk duty and helping to catalogue, label and shelve books.
During their study of English, students experience an equal split of Language and Literature lessons. We aim to teach students how to interpret, analyse and create texts from a wide range of genres as well as develop and enhance their basic literacy...
During their study of French at The Dearne ALC students will develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. We aim to teach students how to interpret, analyse and create texts from a range of topics. The main focus for students...
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths