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English Subject Interest Group Webinar

Online (Microsoft Teams)
Tuesday 30th November 2021 (17:00-18:00)

To book your place, please email our schools partnership team with your full name and school name by Thursday 25 November. 

A booking confirmation with details of how to join the virtual webinar will be emailed to you. You will also be added as a guest to a Microsoft Team, managed by colleagues from the University of Nottingham.


English Subject Interest Group Webinar

As part of our commitment to our Partnership schools, we are inviting secondary mentors and other English colleagues to attend our first virtual Subject Interest Group (SIG) webinar of this academic year. The idea behind the SIG is to provide opportunities for professional dialogue and development amongst our peer group supported by external speakers to provide expert input.

What literature texts are being taught in Years 7-9

Dr Lorna Smith from the University of Bristol, will share findings from a UKLA-funded research project in which she has been recently involved, focusing on the literature texts being taught at KS3 (based on a survey of over 170 schools). Focusing particularly on the 'top ten' novels, plays and poems studied from Years 7 to Years 9, she will discuss implications of reading choices for both teachers and students.

Dr Lorna Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Education and leads the PGCE English programme at the University of Bristol. She is interested in the impact of the current national curriculum for English on creativity in secondary English classrooms and in how curriculum history can inform future practice. She is Chair of NATE’s ITE working group and leads the south west Teachers as Writers group.

Broadening the English Curriculum in KS3

Mollie Howell is an experienced teacher of English at The Nottingham Emmanuel School, where the English department are working to widen their curriculum offer in KS3. Mollie will share examples of how the English department are broadening their curriculum.

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