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Sadie Phillips – London

  • Regional Rep

Hello! My name is Sadie Phillips and I am an experienced KS2 Teacher, currently specialising in English at a school in South East London. I also study part-time at Goldsmiths University, where I am currently completing a Masters in Children’s Literature. Through my studies and research projects, I have become particularly interested in representation and diversity in children’s books. 

I believe Literacy for Pleasure is the key to fostering successful lifelong readers and writers and I have led numerous talks, workshops and CPD on this topic. I also blog about developing and improving my own literacy practice. For the past few years, I have led an OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Group in Blackheath and I was awarded the UKLA Egmont Reading for Pleasure Teacher of the Year in 2019 for my development of reading at a school in East London.

In tandem, I also sit on the UKLA’s Writing for Pleasure Special Interest Group and have participated in Writing for Pleasure research. My goal is to develop and implement a creative, child-centred English curriculum that combines both Reading and Writing for Pleasure pedagogies. Personal highlights have included hosting a KS2 film festival in a local cinema, creating poetry anthologies with Amazon and publishing a series of school magazines.  

Since joining the UKLA, I have enjoyed connecting with (and learning from) like-minded educators and librarians across the country. I always leave events and socials feeling inspired and full of enthusiasm! I look forward to meeting many more of you through the London regional network as we come together to share our knowledge, research and experiences. 

Any questions? Do get in touch.

Twitter: @sadiephillips 

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