Spring 2019 briefing for
English subject leaders

Milestone House

1st April 2019

1610 – 1740


  1. Policy Update

Update on policy developments and assessment issues relating to English.


  1. Recent research in English

We review recent research into classroom teaching of English


  1. Literacy across the curriculum

Ofsted are making increasingly sharp comments about the low profile of literacy outside the literacy lesson itself. How do you ensure that literacy gets attention in the context of other subjects without distorting what is taught?


  1. The draft of the new Ofsted handbook

We review the implications for English subject leaders of the changes being proposed to the Ofsted inspection framework.


  1. FREE RESOURCE PPT: Writing quiz

A free PPT quiz for Years 5 and 6, reviewing some of the knowledge and skills associated with writing, going beyond SPAG.