Overview

24 Nov, 20219:00 am-1:00 pm25 Nov, 20219:00 am-1:00 pm
Online
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English Teaching Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss best practice teaching and learning, curriculum delivery and assessments,

The Future of English Teaching Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss best practice teaching and learning, curriculum delivery and assessments, for both English Language and Literature, across Key Stage 3 (KS3) to Key Stage 5 (KS5). Sector leaders and expert bodies will share successful professional development methods for secondary school staff teaching English, and discuss key issues facing the profession.

In addition, a range of outstanding practitioners will share proven ways of raising standards of English teaching through innovative teaching methods, diversifying the curricula, and increasing pupils’ engagement in their own learning. The impact of the pandemic, and how to overcome related challenges around learning, will be a key theme throughout, considering how to ensure pupils at KS4 and KS5 reach their full potential and are able to demonstrate skills and knowledge.

Key Features of an Online IG Event

  • AI networking and live delegate meet-ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Sector based discussion groups
  • Next generation conference platform

Key Speakers

Clare Haviland photo
Clare Haviland
English Subject Advisor
Pearson
Rachel Roberts photo
Rachel Roberts
Chair and Trustee
National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)
Nick Wallace photo
Nick Wallace
Director of Curriculum
English Mastery

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:30 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

10:00 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Bethan Marshall
Dr Bethan Marshall
Senior Lecturer in English Education
King's College London
Confirmed
10:10 am
Pearson Stream
AQA Stream
Assessment Update from Pearson Edexcel

 

This session will include time for questions.

Clare Haviland
Clare Haviland
English Subject Advisor
Pearson
Confirmed
Assessment Update From AQA
  • Reflections on 2021 exam series
  • Update on 2022 exams and the AQA customer support offer
  • Looking forward

This session will include time for questions.

Anna Reynard
Anna Reynard
English Teacher and Senior Examiner
AQA
Confirmed
10:40 am
Pearson Stream
AQA Stream
Interactive Discussion Session: Overcoming Challenges and Planning Ahead

This session will be an opportunity for you to speak with colleagues also utilising Pearson specifications, in a live discussion, to explore the difficulties faced in preparing for assessments following the teacher-assessed grades system earlier in the year, and learn from each other about how you’re approaching teaching and learning through the spring and summer terms.

Interactive Discussion Session: Overcoming Challenges and Planning Ahead

This session will be an opportunity for you to speak with colleagues also utilising AQA specifications in a live discussion, to explore the difficulties faced in preparing for assessments following the teacher-assessed grades system earlier in the year, and learn from each other about how you’re approaching teaching and learning through the spring and summer terms.

11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Supporting Teachers to Deliver Engaging English Lessons

This session will provide an outline of NATE’s work in undertaking research and developing resources for English teachers, to support lesson delivery and professional development.

Advice will be provided on effectively utilising key resources in your classroom, including:

  • IllumiNATE strategies and activities for Year 7-12
  • Global Learning in English
  • Creative Persuasion activities for KS3 and KS4

This session will include time for questions.

Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts
Chair and Trustee
National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)
Confirmed
11:55 am
Transforming How You Teach English: The Mastery Curriculum

This session will outline the core elements of the English Mastery curriculum and discuss how this can be used as part of your school’s approach to recovering from learning loss.

Key learning points will include:

  • How to build a knowledge-rich KS3 curriculum, and a related teacher CPD plan
  • How to ensure approaches to assessment align with the knowledge-rich focus of mastery
  • How to utilise the mastery curriculum to reduce teacher workload, while also having a positive impact on pupil progress

This session will include time for questions.

Nick Wallace
Nick Wallace
Director of Curriculum
English Mastery
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close
Dr Bethan Marshall
Dr Bethan Marshall
Senior Lecturer in English Education
King's College London
Confirmed
12:45 pm
End of Day One

*Programme subject to change

9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers.

A short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:35 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Bethan Marshall
Dr Bethan Marshall
Senior Lecturer in English Education
King's College London
Confirmed
9:45 am
Learning from an Award-Winning Approach to Teaching English

As departmental winners of the TES English teacher or team of the year award 2021, in recognition of a uniquely engaging curriculum, this session from Queen Katharine Academy will share insights from their approach, and ideas for how you can look to implement similar strategies in your classroom.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to embed diverse literature across a rich curriculum
  • Approaches to working with other departments to promote literacy and reading
  • Ideas for weekly staff CPD opportunities, to ensure teachers are as engaged in the curriculum as pupils
  • Ways to encourage pupils to embark on their own learning journey, developing cultural capital and independent thinking

This session will include time for questions.

Michelle Stratton
Michelle Stratton
Subject Lead for English
Queen Katharine Academy
Confirmed
10:15 am
A Better Future for English Teaching and Learning: Diversifying the Curriculum

Highlighting the importance of ensuring young people are studying texts relevant to them and the diverse make-up of the UK, this session will outline ways teachers can begin to map a more diverse English curriculum.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Methods for facilitating conversations in the classroom about what pupils want to read and study, and why
  • Strategies for using literature to teach about race, discrimination and marginalisation, helping to broaden knowledge and understanding among young people
  • Recommended texts and materials to help you think about your approaches to teaching in a more diverse way, as well as texts to introduce to pupils

This session will include time for questions.

Harmeet Matharu
Harmeet Matharu
Author and English Examiner
Confirmed
10:45 am
Interactive Discussion Session: Learning What Works for Your Peers

This session will be an opportunity to enter a live discussion room with colleagues and share approaches to teaching and learning, highlighting what works well in your classroom and how you have overcome challenges faced.

 

11:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Enhancing Creative Writing Through Greater Pupil Ownership

This session will offer guidance on how to bring out creativity among pupils, while enhancing the quality of writing, as engagement with the subject is improved.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to adapt the requirements of the curriculum to give pupils more ownership over what they write about and how, and how this may differ at different key stages
  • Ideas for ‘unique’ themes to help inspire pupils
  • Consider how experiences through the pandemic may translate into creative writing lessons and outputs
  • Recommended materials to help your class engage in different forms of creative writing

This session will include time for questions.

Hollie Barnes
Hollie Barnes
English Teacher
Cambridge Regional College
Confirmed
12:00 pm
International Best Practice in Teaching English Language and Literature

As the recipient of the Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2020, acknowledging efforts to make lessons exciting and relevant for pupils, in this session Chen Ying Rheverie will share insights from her successful approach to teaching English in an international context.

Focusing on skills development and knowledge acquisition through curiosity, learn how the young people in her classroom are trained to ask questions, instead of just answering them, and gain strategies for facilitating critical thinking and challenging assumptions in your classroom.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Setting up a critical thinking classroom for inquiry and curiosity, including best practice routines and teacher-student relationships
  • Strategies for critical discussions, possibilities for differentiation and alternative assessments
  • Insights into successful synchronous and asynchronous learning

This session will include time for questions.

Chen Ying Rheverie
Chen Ying Rheverie
English Teacher
Unity Secondary School, Singapore
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Ensuring Knowledge Progression Through the English Curriculum

 

This session will include time for questions.

Michael Nott
Michael Nott
Jewellery Quarter Academy
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close
Dr Bethan Marshall
Dr Bethan Marshall
Senior Lecturer in English Education
King's College London
Confirmed
1:15 pm
End of Day Two

*Programme subject to change

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