English is at the heart of learning at Elms school. The English team are committed to delivering a differentiated programme of study to allow all learners to develop in their spoken language, reading and writing. The curriculum is delivered through active learning using a variety of engaging texts in prose, poetry, non-fiction and drama, often in outdoor reading circles. Opinion and point of view is developed through considered debate and individual presentations for a variety of exams- Entry Level, Functional Skills and GCSE. There are regular theatre trips to the Marlow in Canterbury so that pupils can experience and enjoy live performances that bring a text to life.