Achieving Excellence in English


Success in GCSE English is a crucial milestone in the life-long success of our students. As such, West Lakes Teaching School Alliance feels it pivotally important that we give whatever support we can to help schools across the West of Cumbria to provide the very best possible provision in English.

Schools working with us on this programme, have been paired with an experienced SLE who has been a successful Head of English and who is an active English teacher.

The programme consists two conference days, enabling colleagues to share ideas and practice with local schools. It also consists four SLE visits to help schools refine and evaluate practice in order to have a greater impact on students’ performance.

Six Core Strands

Our programme will look at the following elements of successful provision in English:

  • Leadership
  • Curriculum design
  • Programmes of assessment
  • Building an effective team ethos
  • What makes high quality teaching and learning in English
  • Frameworks for quality assurance

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