English Network Meeting (Autumn 2021)

(English Network 2021-22)
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Facilitator Profile

This term our English Network meeting will be online. This interactive webinar will support English subject leaders to develop their skills & knowledge, learn from new & innovative practice and find out about the latest news and updates.


To kick start this years English Network programme alongside the usual English updates, Ruth will be discussing and sharing ideas focused on the impact of the pandemic on children’s writing stamina.  This will include an examination of writing behaviours (writing for pleasure) and the importance of fluent basic skills to aid composition. In addition, we would like everyone to bring along a book to share for the group book wave after which Ruth will be introducing the network to a range of engaging graphic novels for all ages!

ACTION: Bring along a book (a graphic novel if you have a favourite) to share with colleagues.


NEW FOR 2021-22… Our new termly “English Surgery” is an informal online drop-in session for colleagues to bring questions, share ideas and develop practice. More information will be shared at our first network meeting.

Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – ENGLISH subject leader network have 1 FREE place per school. 

Costs will be incurred for additional places and for schools that do not subscribe. Please contact us for details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk

NETWORK MEETING (Live Online Webinar):

DATE: Thursday 23rd September 2021

TIME: 13:00-15:30


ENGLISH SURGERY (Live online drop-in):

DATE: Wednesday 24th November 2021

TIME: 16:00-17:00


ACCESSING THE ONLINE SESSIONS: We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host the sessions. After you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you 1 week before the event (for both the network meeting AND the online surgery) with further instructions about how to join the meeting.

Ruth Baker-Leask

Ruth is our English Network Leader and is an experienced consultant who has been leading successful Literacy and English CPD for 18 years.  Former primary Head Teacher, Ruth provides support to schools and other organisations within the education sector.

She is currently the chair of the National Association of the Advisors of English (NAAE), an associate consultant for the National Literacy Trust, and an associate teacher for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). Ruth’s knowledge of the curriculum and children’s literature and her passion for the teaching of English inspires all with whom she works.

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