Do you enjoy laughing while you learn? If you do, I recommend that you spend some time watching Mr. Duncan on his Learning English videos channel. You will be happy you did.
Mr. Duncan is a real English teacher who taught English conversation in China for several years. After he returned to the United Kingdom, he decided to create a series of free videos to teach English to anyone interested in learning English on line.
Why would you enjoy these videos?
- They are very funny! It's always good to laugh while you are learning. You remember thing better, so you WILL learn some English.
- They are not too long. Most of them are between 4 and 10 minutes long.
- All of the videos have subtitles.
- His lessons cover many different types of topics: conversation strategies like apologizing, inviting and giving compliments, slang, office words, friends, technology, grammar and much more.
So far Mr. Duncan has created 73 videos on his Learning English with Mr. Duncan channel, but he also has several other video series that are just as interesting, entertaining and informative.
I strongly recommend watching Mr. Duncan, especially if you need a break from all that serious "academic" English. He reminds me of Mr. Bean and I don't know anyone who doesn't know and like Mr. Bean.
Visit his channel The World of English at You Tube
All students and staff are allocated to a House. The four Houses take their names from famous people from the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire area.
The House system encourages a sense of identity and collaboration. Each Tutor Group is aligned to one of the Houses and there is a number of House competitions organised each year to encourage cross-year collaboration and achievement.
TUTORS and ROOMING 2017-2018
|YEAR 7||7B KB||Miss Kelly Benjafield/ Mrs A Marley|
Mr Williamson (TW)
Mrs Tracey Blythe (TQB)
Mr J Watson (JXW)
|7B RN||Miss Rebecca Nahal (Maternity SHJ)|
|7C VP||Mrs Valerie Panczuk|
|7C JLW||Mr Jonathon Whellan|
|7L AJ||Miss Anna Johnson|
|7L DM||Mr Daniel Marriot|
|7N GG||Miss Gemma Gough|
|7N SOB||Mrs Sam O’Brien|
|YEAR 8||8B SSU||Mrs Sunita Suri|
Mr Tuck (OT)
Miss Lauren Hanks (LH)
|8B MXB||Mr Matthew Bacon|
|8C AR||Mr Alex Roache|
|8C JEW||Miss Jenna Wardle/ Mrs T Raine (Thurs)|
|8L VM||Miss Verity Mumby|
|8L SA||Miss Sarah Attlesley|
|8N MXW||Mr Duncan Heald (Mrs L Moss Tues P3 – L3)|
|8N JCC||Mr James Cullen|
|YEAR 9||9B BC||Mr Benn Corbett|
Miss Cooper (EC)
Miss Rachel Brett (RB)
|9B PC||Mrs P Crespo|
|9C EW||Miss Emily Webb|
|9C NH||Mr Henderson(Mr A Murray –(MonA,ThurB)|
|9L SJC||Miss Sarah Cottee|
|9L LJ||Miss Laura Jackson|
|9N JEM||Mrs Judith Moffatt/Mr Justin Wightman|
|9N MF||Mr Matt Fullwood|
|YEAR 10||10B RDB||Dr Raff Del Buono|
Mr T Allen (TZA)
Miss Megan Williams
|10B DPH||Mr David Howes|
|10C RF||Mr Richard Field|
|10C GRS||Dr Georges Soobramanien(T ChambersWed)|
|10L KZR||Miss Kaylee Rice|
|10L AS||Mr Andrew Smith|
|10N LSC||Mrs Louise Croft|
|10N CWW||Mr Christopher Watts|
|YEAR 11||11 CEB||Mrs Claire Bruce|
Mrs Blacow (GAB)
Debbie Taylor (DT)
|11 KG||Mr Karl Glendenning|
|11 MGW||Mr Grant Warrender|
|11 CF||Miss Claire Fletcher|
|11PFA||Mr Paul Abbott|
|11JWG||Mr Joseph Gent|
|11DIS||Mr David Sells|
|11NG||Miss Natalie Gunn|
|11LZM||Miss L McKinnon/Miss K Anderson|
|SIXTH FORM||Mr Richard Jolly/ Ms Nicola Wade|
Director of 6th Form
Mrs S Livings (SML)
Mrs J Booth (JB)
Miss Emilia Iwanczuk
|Miss Louise Gungaram|
|Mr Rob Yates|
|Mrs Laura Bird|
|Mr Simon Smith|
|Mr Andrew Vinter|
|Mr C Wharmby|
|Mr Richard Hillier|
|Mrs Jo Glynn/ Mrs Susie Stoddart|
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a senior Student?
You have to complete an application form by having 10 sections signed off by your teachers. Your Head of House will then decide whether your application has been successful. Mrs McLardie will explain all of this in detail in an assembly in second half ofthe Spring Term when Year 11 students have begun their exams.
Who are Head Boy and Girl and what do they do?
Their names are Emma Clements and Jack Allsopp and are both in Year 13. Emma and Jack are here to represent you so if you have any concerns or ideas about the school see your School Council representative who will pass them on. Jack and Emma meet Mr Teal and the Senior Leadership team once a month to feedback your comments. They also represent the School at events in the community such as the service of Remembrance in November
What are Peer Mentors?
Peer mentors are students of your age, or older, who have been trained to support you. They are there to help and be an extra friend as they may have gone through the problem you currently have, for example friendship issues. Peer mentors have answers to many questions you may ask.
How many House Points does my House have?
Check it out when you pass House Base as they change daily!
What are the current merit totals?
Take a look on the board outside House Base. Is your house in the lead? If not, why not? Make sure you collect all your merits form your teachers and have them entered by your ‘merit monitor’ every Tuesday in Tutor Period
What is House base?
House Base is where all the Heads of House/Year are based. You might be asked to go there if we need to talk to you and this might be to say ‘well done’ or it might be to ask you to help us investigate an incident. Mrs Marshall manages the House Base and she is there to help you.
Where can I go for help?
Your tutor is the first person or your subject teacher if something happens in the lesson. Everyone is here to help you though and never be afraid to ask.
What times are my lessons?
9.00-10.00 Lesson 1
10.05-11.05 Lesson 2
11.20-12.20 Lesson 3
1.00-2.00 Lesson 4
2.05-3.05 Lesson 5
What are the Current Charity Totals
Take a look at the Charity notice board in Main Reception when you are there. Our target for this year is £6800 and we hope you help us raise at least that much.