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Pearson English Conference 2017 - Cultivating success: strategies for teaching and learning

30 September 2016

On Saturday 25 February 2017, we're running a one-day conference with workshops and expert speaker sessions to look at different teaching and learning strategies to encourage success.

On the evening before, Friday 24 February 2017, there will be a formal dinner with pre-dinner speaker. 

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Who is it for?

This event is designed for Heads of English, English Teachers and anyone with an interest in English teaching and learning in Secondary education. This event is open to all schools and colleges.

What's happening on the day?

A series of interactive workshops delivered by leading experts, and chances to network with fellow teaching professionals from around the country. Throughout the day, English subject experts will be on-hand to talk to delegates about the future of English teaching and learning.

What did previous attendees say about last year's Pearson English conference?

'I took away a huge number of new ideas and, although I’m still processing them, I can tell that they are going to have a strong influence on my teaching. Great! Exactly what a conference should be about.'
'I have been so inspired since the conference and I learnt so much.'
'We both enjoyed the weekend tremendously and we will look forward to attending next year’s event.'


We have six fantastic workshops running, from which you can choose three. Please select one workshop for each session on your booking form.

  • A: Unlock the brain-melting power of the gothic... with drama! - Sarah White & Philip Kingslan John, co-founders and directors of Exeter-based theatre and education company Four of Swords
  • B: Getting it right at Key Stage 3 - Phil Jarrett, Education Consultant (English) and former National Adviser for English at Ofsted
  • C: Students as writers: approaches to improving writing skills of pupils of all abilities - Martin Phillips, education consultant and writer
  • D: Engaging with Diverse Texts in the KS3 Classroom - Andrew McCallum, director of English and Media Centre
  • E: Getting them into poetry and getting poetry into them (or Beyond the Alliteration Corral) - Peter Thomas, formerly lecturer in Education, GCSE Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator
  • F: Strategies for post-16 English success - Damien Steel Head of GCSE English, FE College Manchester and Catherine Mortimer-Ford from the Pearson English team

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More details and how to book

Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 9.15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue: Scarman House, University of Warwick.


The cost for attending the day conference is £200 (including lunch), or £250 for an overnight stay and dinner (including a pre-dinner speaker) on Friday 24 February 2017 (including breakfast and lunch on Saturday 25 February 2017)


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