The subject leaders
My name is Hannah Bull and I am one of the English Subject Leaders. I am passionate about reading for pleasure and sharing this with children across Frenchwood. One of the most enjoyable aspects of English is leading the FBA (Fantastic Book Awards) Year 6 reading group. In FBA, we share, read and review a range of exciting, new stories as well as choosing our group favourite.
I am privileged to be in a position where children from all year groups bring their work to share with me. I thoroughly enjoy sharing in their successes and honing their skills as they progress through the school. I also coordinate and present the Sue Dean writing award: this is presented to children for their wonderful pieces of creative writing at the end of each term.
Hello there! My name is Jane Bidwell and lead English along with Hannah. I genuinely love to discover new and exciting fiction which I can then share with children at Frenchwood. I feel that enabling children to communicate effectively is crucial to their confidence and self-development. An important part of my role is to lead Oracy across school which links to children's emotional well-being and the ability to express their thoughts and feelings.
One of my favourite parts of the school day is sharing a class novel. We hold a class vote to decide our next class novel and this is one of many ways that children are able to access a variety of fiction at Frenchwood.