There has been a decline in the number of students taking an English subject at A-level, largely due to the promotion of STEM subjects, and curriculums that students feel are not representative of their modern life, according to the Joint Council for Qualifications. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted learners of all ages, with concerns that pupils have fallen behind on their reading ability, the GL Assessment study found that primary pupils are 2 months behind, and secondary pupils are one month behind. Ensuring that all pupils are able to succeed in English means teaching to the highest possible standards, at both primary and secondary level, and developing a classroom culture that gives every child the ability to enjoy learning English.

  • 44% of secondary teachers and 66% of primary teachers report that the pandemic has had a detrimental impact on the spoken language development of their Pupil Premium students
  • In 2019 fewer than 1% of GCSE English Literature students answered a question on a novel by a writer of colour
  • Children and young people’s levels of reading enjoyment declined to their lowest levels in 2019 to 53%
  • Applicants to study English at A Level (Literature, Language and combined) were down 8.4% in 2020

Join us at The Delivering Excellence in Teaching English in Schools Conference 2022 to hear the latest updates from key national bodies involved in English education. Case studies will provide practical guidance on teaching language and writing skills, as well as working across school departments to support reading. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from a range of schools, sharing key challenges and solutions.

Why attend:
Case studies outlining how schools are designing English curriculums to ensure a diversity of voices are heard
High level keynotes on engaging learners of all abilities in English teaching
A wide range of topics including phonics teaching, and supporting dyslexic pupils and EAL pupils learning English
Network with senior colleagues from across local government
Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

This is a live event taking place online:
Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
 Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
 Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
 Review event materials and presentations post-event
 Receive additional resources to boost your learning and support you in your role

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration
  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Debbie Haynes, Treasurer, National Association of Advisers in English and Subject Leader for Secondary ITE English, Wolverhampton University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: New Strategies to Increase Subject Understanding and Improve English Teaching
    • Outlining the latest trends and challenges for English language and literature teaching in primary and secondary schools
    • Resources for English teachers to keep their subject knowledge up to date
    • Key learning points from the pandemic: ensuring a two way feedback process and boosting student engagement
    • Fostering learners’ communication skills by embedding oracy in education, from primary to secondary school settings

    Tracey Maloney, Chair of Secondary and Further Education Committee, The English Association (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: A Model for Re-Engaging Students with English: Creativity, Criticality and Active Learning
    • Why English has become a less attractive option for A-level students and actions for English departments to address this
    • Establishing a new teaching strategy which puts critical thinking and active learning before exam preparation
    • How to design a curriculum that develops students emotionally, socially and academically

    Rachel Roberts, Chair & Trustee, The National Association for the Teaching of English (CONFIRMED)

  • Question and Answers Session
  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Championing diverse narratives: Ensuring Diversity of Voices in English Literature Teaching and Learning
    • Championing student experiences and integrating into curriculum design by creating lesson activities that foster productive conversations on writers and diversity
    • What to look for when choosing and embedding texts: going beyond tokenism to nuanced representations of diverse cultures within the UK and beyond
    • Ensuring quality assurance in curriculum design by working in collaboration with other teachers
    • Strategies for discussing race and identity in the classroom in a safe, inclusive, and sensitive way

    Lesley Nelson-Addy, PGCE Curriculum Tutor, Oxford University Department of Education (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers Session
  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Challenges to Engage Students of All Abilities

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face when trying to engage students of different abilities. This will allow you to talk through solutions and gain insight from fellow school leaders.

  • Lunch Break
  • Case Study: A Fresh Approach to Curriculum Design: Prioritising Thematic Study
    • How a thematic curriculum removes boundaries around reading and writing to make students affective learners
    • Improving staff engagement in the curriculum: putting staff expertise at the forefront of their teaching through a thematic curriculum
    • Using a thematic curriculum to broaden students understanding and better prepare them for exams
    • Planning a scheme of learning as part of a thematic curriculum: essential advice

    Anthony Cockerill, Head of English, Boroughbridge High School (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Implementing a Whole-School Approach to Improving Pupil’s Reading Habits
    • Improving staff knowledge of children’s literature through staff book clubs and providing weekly ‘teacher tips’
    • Useful strategies for building a reading relationship with students: creating waiting lists, and developing both formal and informal book talk
    • Creating lifelong readers – the magical power that is ‘Reading for Pleasure’
    • Raising the profile of reading and establishing a school reading culture

    Georgina Flooks, Headteacher, Warden Hill Primary School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers Session
  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Supporting Students with English as an Additional Language: Developing an Adaptable Learning Environment
    • Providing staff with key insights into the barriers faced by EAL students and tools for effective interventions
    • Sharing excellent collaborative approaches to teaching: enabling staff and students to work alongside each other
    • Fostering targeted teaching for individual pupils by providing ‘midweek uplifts’ for staff to share experiences
    • Effective classroom activities for improving the confidence of students with English as an additional language

    Michelle Stratton, Subject Lead, Queen Katharine Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Best Practice for Ensuring Dyslexic Learners are not Left Behind
    • Identifying dyslexic learners: training teachers and ensuring robust processes
    • Practical advice for ensuring students with dyslexia are well-supported in the classroom
    • Top tips for establishing a whole-school dyslexia friendly approach: inclusive classroom design
    • Understanding the impact of dyslexia on studying English and addressing these with additional support

    Daniel Ricketts, Leader of the Dyslexia Support Unit, Forest Hall School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers Session
  • Chair’s Summary and Close

    *Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors. Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work across the education sector, both primary and secondary, teaching English in schools.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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