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English Subject Leader Network Meeting 18 May 2022


Wednesday 18th May 2022 (key focus - Reading for Pleasure)



4.00 – 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

The summer term meetings will take a reading focus, exploring key aspects of curriculum and pedagogy.

“Reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success.” (OECD, 2002)

“Finding ways to engage students in reading may be one of the most effective ways to leverage social change.” (OECD, 2021)

Pupils who read regularly and widely, benefit from higher attainment in English and across the curriculum. They have a richer vocabulary, wider knowledge of the world and enhanced wellbeing.

If we know this, how can we ensure that RfP is a purposeful and highly valued component of our reading curriculum rather than a coincidental luxury?

We’ll explore what we can learn from reputable research evidence (Teachers as Readers; Cremin, et al. 2014) about the ‘best bets’ in cultivating a reading culture and implementing an effective reading for pleasure pedagogy.

Please bring along a poetry text that you would recommend for reading for pleasure purposes. This might be for adults to read aloud to children or a popular independent read amongst children in your class/school.

News & update key item: the National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL) available from September 2022 – what is it and what does it involve?

Who is it for?

English subject leaders



To register your place please complete link below:


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

Twilight meeting - 4 – 5.30pm.

Hosted on Zoom. Registered colleagues will receive the link to join.