Free CPD

I have made videos for both teachers and students. All are linked below. To jump to teacher videos, click here. There is also a bite-sized CPD series, focusing on subject knowledge – jump to it here. To jump to student videos, click here. I also have an upcoming free webinar that I am running with a group of teachers regarding the teaching of A Level English, more details here.

Teacher Videos

The sessions below were recorded in the first lockdown and can be viewed free on YouTube.

This first session summarises the journey to re-writing a KS3 curriculum in English. It covers a 3 year journey of moving to a conceptual approach and sequencing the learning, moving towards a knowledge rich-curriculum, and completely changing the homework system,

The following session looks more specifically at a KS3 assessment system. It includes assessing knowledge through knowledge organisers, formative and summative assessments, and different types of feedback.

Finally, a short video I made in the early days of remote learning with Microsoft Teams tips.

Bite-sized CPD

I have started a new series of mini 10 minute videos analysing key moments in commonly-taught texts. They will be shared below.

Session 2: ‘Macbeth’, act 2 scene 2, ‘great Neptune’s ocean’
Session 1: ‘A Christmas Carol’, stave 3, the isolated Christmases

Student Videos

I have made multiple videos for students, which are now freely available via YouTube. Each of the following videos is part of a playlist, so do feel free to click on the YouTube video specifically and view the other videos which link. Below there are a series of videos on planning the writing elements of the English Language GCSE, followed by videos analysing the poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster.

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