English Subject Leader - Webinar

16th November, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
7th December, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
25th January, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
22nd February, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
22nd March, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
3rd May, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
7th June, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
12th July, 2023 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Price: £750.00


8 live and interactive webinars, each delivered and facilitated by two members of CLPE’s expert teaching team. Each webinar lasts for 2 hours. This eight-session course provides professional and inclusive approaches to develop and implement a clear vision for English across your whole school, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Ideal for those new to the role as well as for existing leaders, this course gives participants the tools effectively to use their knowledge and resources to improve standards of learning and achievement for all pupils across the school.

What you will learn:

The training programme is underpinned by extensive research and has been designed by our highly experienced team of teachers who bring their professional knowledge and leadership experience to this training. This training will enable English Subject Leaders to:

  • develop a clear and inclusive whole school vision for English, drawing on relevant research, best practice and knowledge of the school context;
  • explore effective subject leadership models to support the successful implementation of the school vision for English;
  • identify how to support and empower teams to devise and implement the vision for English in the classroom;
  • identify, tailor and deliver professional development of teaching staff;
  • create an ethos of reading for pleasure and a community of writers across the school;
  • understand what the reading and writing journey looks like and how to build practice, provision and policy that support pupil progress and achievement throughout the school;
  • effectively analyse and evaluate school standards to shape action plans that meets the needs of all learners.

8 sessions virtual programme:

Session 1: Developing a Vision for English

Session 2: Implementing your Vision for English

Session 3: Developing a Reading for Pleasure School

Session 4: Understanding the Reading Journey — Ensuring progress in reading across the school

Session 5: Developing a School Writing Community

Session 6: Understanding the Writing Journey — Ensuring progress in writing across the school

Session 7 Monitoring and evaluating whole school standards, teaching and learning, and supporting pupil progress; Creating English Policies

Session 8 Designing an English Curriculum and Development Plan to Meet the Needs of all Pupils

Related reading:

  • Handbook of Teaching Early Reading: more than phonics, Sally Elborn (UKLA, 2015)
  • Teaching writing effectively: Reviewing practice, Eve Bearne, Liz Chamberlain, Teresa Cremin and Marilyn Mottram (UKLA, 2012)
  • Teaching Grammar Effectively in Primary Schools (2nd edition), David Reedy and Eve Bearne (UKLA, 2020)
  • Do Lead, Les McKeown (Do Books, 2014)
  • The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) (Sage, 2020)

The course has transformed my teaching pedagogy and ignited my passion for Literacy. The course was full of incredible ideas led by an inspirational leader who is highly knowledgeable.

Literacy Leader on Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader, 2018