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English Leader Network Meeting


English Leader Network Meeting




One meeting each half term


 4.00 – 5.15/5.30pm



Course Leader


Angela Jenkins



  • To provide subject specific professional learning and development for English leaders.
  • To spotlight key developments, important publications/updates from the DfE, OFSTED etc. and relevant theory, research and guidance to inform thinking and practice in relation to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in English.
  • To share practice, network and collaborate with other English SLs across the LA.


Structure and content

Each meeting would include no more than 3 items on the agenda, plus ‘Important News and Updates’ and ‘Book Recommendations’ as a regular feature.

Broadly speaking, the items would address the following areas:

  • Curriculum content, choices and sequencing – deepening our understanding of what matters in English so we make strong, evidence-informed choices about what to include and why (intent).
  • Strategies for improving teaching and learning in English – pedagogical content knowledge (implementation).
  • Leading English – approaches for effective and efficient monitoring and ideas and strategies for growing excellent English teaching across a school (impact).
  • Learning from research – strengthening subject and pedagogical content knowledge so that as English SLs we are reflective practitioners, in-school experts who continually seek to enrich their professional wisdom.
  • Learning from each other – opportunities for dialogue, sharing of ideas and practice.

In the first instance, Angela would set the agenda for meetings based on current priorities and developments, but would invite members to identify areas of focus they wish to include going forward. A theme for each meeting could be nominated, such as ‘reading for pleasure’ or ‘progression in writing’ for example.

Who is it for?

English leaders



Approx £100 for a year (6 x 1.5hr sessions)

To register your interest please email Helen Daniels :


Training session and interactive session with time to talk to colleagues and share ideas.

Twilight meetings - 4 – 5.15pm (65 minutes planned content, incorporating transition time as meetings held online)


One meeting per half-term – x6 per year


Will look to trial in the summer term with 2 x sessions for £30.