Teaching Primary English: Subject knowledge and classroom practice

A free one day CPD event to celebrate the publication of Teaching Primary English by Eve Bearne and David Reedy (Routledge 2018)

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This event took place 9:30am - 1:30pm Saturday June 23rd, 2018

Organised in conjunction with UK Literacy Association, National Education Union and Routledge.

Come and listen to three inspiring speakers who have informed the contents of this incredibly well received book: Eve Bearne , Wayne Tennent and David Reedy

Outline programme:

9.00 Arrival and coffee

9.30 Introduction and overview of the book and CPD sessions

9.45 Effective talk for teaching and learning. David Reedy

10.45 Rethinking Reading . Wayne Tennent

11.45 Break , refreshments and browsing.

12.15 Writing and composing in the 21st century. Eve Bearne

1.15 Plenary and final opportunity for browsing

1.30 Finish

There will be an opportunity to browse book resources from Routledge, UKLA and NEU and to purchase Teaching Primary English at a reduced price.

To reserve a place at this unique event please book online (link below). This is a free event so please register early as places are limited.

Teaching Primary English is a comprehensive, evidence-informed and practical book designed to support and inspire the teaching and learning of English and literacy in the primary school. It draws on the very latest research and theory to describe and exemplify a full and rich English curriculum. It will be of considerable interest to those currently completing teacher training courses, qualified teachers, as well as English/literacy Subject Leaders who are looking to develop their practice, subject knowledge and guidance for an effective, enjoyable English curriculum and classroom practice.

Advice and ideas are supported by explicit examples of good teaching linked to video clips filmed in real schools, reflective activities, observational tasks and online resources on an associated website.

Eve Bearne became Project Officer for the National Writing Project after working for twenty years in schools and colleges. When the Project ended, she was appointed to Homerton College, Cambridge, UK, as a Senior Lecturer in Language, before being appointed Assistant Director in Research. Eve was President of the United Kingdom Reading Association from 2003 to 2005 and currently oversees Publications for UKLA. Eve has written and edited many books on English, literacy and children's literature.

David Reedy is General Secretary and a past President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA). He was Co-Director of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust until 2017. From 2010 to 2014 he worked as Principal Adviser for primary schools in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Currently, David works with schools and teachers nationally and internationally to develop effective pedagogical practices, particularly in English.

Wayne Tennent is a Senior lecturer on the MA in Education at the University of East London (UEL). He joined UEL at the start of the 2008-09 academic year, firstly as an English tutor on the Primary PGCE, and then as a tutor on the MA in Education. He has worked in a number of primary schools in London and also spent a number of years teaching overseas. He has worked on ITT courses at the Institute of Education, University of London and Roehampton University. Wayne's most recent publications include Guiding Readers: A handbook for teaching reading comprehension to 7-11 year olds (with David Reedy, Nikki Gamble and Angela Hobsbaum, UCL IoE Press, 2016) and Understanding Reading Comprehension; Processes and practices. London. Sage (2015).


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