English Resources
Resources for Pupils and Parents


The S1 Reading Programme

Information for parents on the personal reading system, how it works, what your child will be expected to do, and how to support your child.
Help Me Spill Butter A guide to improving your spelling.
Editing Symbols The correction code used in the English Department and across the school.


S5 - S6

How Can I Support My Child? Information on how parents can support their children in Higher and Intermediate courses.
Higher Bitesize English An easy to use online revision service for Higher English.
Higher and Intermdediate 2 English Christmas Exam Revision  


Resources for Teachers

General Resources

Northern Ireland Teacher Network An excellent site with English resources ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary literature and language.
Mr William Shakespeare A guide to the full range of Shakespearean works with helpful critical commentaries. Plus a range of links to related sites.



Information on a range of aspects including Curriculum Development, Software and Publications, Staff Development and Training. 
Scottish Qualifications Authority The place to check out all the facts relating to key aspects of external assessment: subject requirements. dates and administrative procedures 




The National Priorities in Education
Assessment is for Learning Programme
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTa)
National Statements on Literacy and Numeracy
Success for All Project - Aberdeen University



Learning and Teaching

How good is our school? PDF version
Effective Learning and Teaching in Scottish Secondary Schools (HMI)



Scottish Schools Ethos Network
Anti-bullying Network
Dealing with Disruption
This site considers a comprehensive range of disruptive situation and behaviors which may be encountered by teachers in mainstream schools. It includes a menu of situations including sequences of classroom incidents and good practice in managing the interruptions. It provides advice on avoiding or pre-empting difficult situations.
Promoting Positive Discipline