English Network Meeting (Summer 2024)

Delegate price £115.00
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Our English Network termly development meetings provide an opportunity for subject leaders to come together to:

• Find out about the latest national news, updates and research;
• Develop their skills & knowledge;
• Learn from new & innovative practice and
• Network with colleagues to share and develop their practice.

During this network meeting Ruth will explore the implication Ofsted’s: ’Telling the Story: the English Education subject report’ and what we might learn to support continued improvement in English provision back in school.  Ruth will also look at what Ofsted calls ‘foundational knowledge and skills’, and how we can find innovative ways to embed basic skills, to ensure fluency in talking, reading and writing.  There will be a books wave, so please bring any texts with you that you have discovered recently that you would like to share. The final part of the session will dig deeper into the phrase ‘book talk’; what it means and how we could improve it across the school.

We will be running our local network meetings in a range of locations across the year and there will also be an online option.

DATE: Wednesday, 24 April 2024

TIME: 09:00-11:30

LOCATION: ONLINE – ZOOM meeting (a link will be sent out a week before)


DATE: Wednesday, 24 April 2024

TIME: 13:30-16:30

LOCATION: Trident Centre (part of Warwickshire College), Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick CV34 6SW


DATE: Wednesday, 1 May 2024

TIME: 13:30-16:30

LOCATION: The Walsall Hub, Green Lane, Walsall, WS2 8HE


COST: £115 for non-subscribing schools


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

Ruth Baker-Leask

Ruth is our English Network Leader and is an experienced consultant who has been leading successful Literacy and English CPD for 20 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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