The mission of the English department is to ensure that all students at Unity College have a passion for English and aspire to be independent, successful learners. The English Curriculum will ensure that all learners are equipped with life skills and a lifelong love of learning.

The English Department aims to instil a lifelong passion and enjoyment for English and our cultural heritage. Students need to achieve their full potential and will do this because they will look forward to their English lessons. Students and staff will embrace all challenges so that they are empowered and motivated to achieve and exceed national standards. 

It is the English Department’s vision that all students will be confident readers who can read texts both for pleasure and analytically, be confident in their spoken and written communication and keen to develop their language skills beyond college and into their adult lives.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

― Dr. Seuss


Department Staff List

Mr Mitson – Head of English
Mrs Newnes – Assistant Head of English
Mr Pauline – Assistant Head of English
Mrs Wignall – Lead Teacher of KS3 English
Mrs Allen – Assistant Headteacher (Teacher of English)
Mr Arif – Teacher of English
Mr Bent – Teacher of English
Mrs Braidford – Teacher of English
Miss Hatch – Teacher of English
Mrs Hickling – Teacher of English
Mrs Hussain – Teacher of English
Mrs Mehmood – Teacher of English
Miss K Smith – Teacher of English
Miss Whitlock – Teacher of English
Miss Wilson – Teacher of English