Welcome to the English area of our website! The subject leader for English at St James' is Mrs Cuffe. At St James' we believe that literacy - speaking, listening, reading and writing - is a key life skill which contributes to all aspects of academic, social and emotional development. This is why we have put literacy at the heart of our curriculum through which children not only learn the skills but have regular opportunities to apply them for a purpose through real experiences. It is our aim that our children become enthusiastic readers and writers, able to communicate effectively and confidently.