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Secondary English Teaching Conference hosted by Harris Federation

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Chobham Academy

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This English Teaching Conference is ideal for secondary teachers and school leaders who would like to learn about the extensive work carried out by the Harris Federation over the last three years, focusing on the revised English curriculum.

The programme is being organised and led by English specialists from across the Federation. Guests will have the opportunity to attend an exciting key note and four insightful workshops, with choices including:

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Key Note:

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Simon Gibbons

Our Keynote lecturer in English is Dr. Simon Gibbons, a senior lecturer in English Education at Kings College London. Dr. Gibbon’s main areas of research are in the history of school English pedagogy, teacher’s subject knowledge and practice and the development of effective classroom practice within English lessons.


Workshops:

Shaken and Stirred: Mixing things up in English

Instead of viewing the ever changing curriculum landscape as something to be endured, why not consider it an enormous opportunity? Yes, we can endlessly discuss the way this decision was made, the timeline imposed and the uncertainty it has thrust upon us this year, yet one thing is certain: this is finally an English curriculum that is robust, challenging and will allow both students and teachers to rediscover their love for our wonderful subject.

We challenge you to consider that, amidst the myriad pressures and demands put upon us, that there is only one thing that truly matters and that will have the most impact on student outcomes. Teaching itself. Let’s rediscover our love of teaching. Let’s stamp out those bad habits and going-through-the- motions teaching that has consumed our classrooms. Let’s be pioneers of intelligent, strategic and consistently high quality teaching and learning.

Sherry Zand - A return to drama in English lessons

As a rule, many of our students enjoy and remember lessons with a practical element yet this is worryingly being squeezed from the curriculum with each day that passes. Instead of seeing the removal of the assessed portion of S&L as a reason to eliminate it from the curriculum, it is time to see this as an enormous opportunity to reinvigorate lessons, push the tables apart, scrap that PEE paragraph and ticklists of peer assessment. In this workshop, Sherry will explore some practical approaches to delivering to teaching a typical KS4 literature text and look at ways to use these in our lessons.

Naomi Stevens - Who Stole My Subject? English Teachers as Lifelong Learners

The fundamental goal of English teaching is to impart to our pupils a love of and a passion for literature. But this can seem like a Sisyphean task in the era of a constantly changing curriculum that sometimes feels reductive to the point of meaninglessness. Naomi believes that passion and enthusiasm can be injected back into our teaching through the ongoing and active development of our own subject knowledge. This workshop interrogates how we can do this, and how we can pass this on to the children we teach.

Finbarr Cosgrove - Teaching Poetry, not Poems

Of all the bad habits we English teachers have, often subconsciously absorbed by osmosis, Finbarr’s particular pet peeve is the excruciating line-by-line, word-by-word, technique spotting- by technique spotting approach. The only thing worse is surely the garishly coloured, overly highlighted and unhelpfully detailed annotations that leap from any and every page of the anthologies. This workshop will explore a completely different way of teaching poetry; where the big picture and appreciation of genre shine through like a sparkling diamond. (Simile).

Deconstruction/Reconstruction: A research based approach to the teaching of writing

This session will demonstrate a complete process for teaching writing which focusses on developing meta-cognitive skills in order for your pupils to become thoughtful and confident writers of any text. You will leave with a comprehensive strategy for the teaching of writing at KS3&4 as well as ready to go resources for teaching tomorrow in the classroom.

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Tickets to the Conference are £150 per person. There are also a limited number of significantly discounted tickets for trainee teachers available for £60 per person.

Conferences for all six EBacc subjects will take place at Chobham Academy on the same day. Please follow the links below to find out more about the other subjects.

If you wish to book three or more guests from one school or organisation to attend across any of the subject conferences, please contact us directly for a discounted rate of £100 per person - Matthew.Bent@harrisfederation.org.uk


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