Developing subject expertise in secondary English

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This case study is written by Bethany Stewart, secondary English teacher.  As you read this case study, reflect on the approaches suggested for developing subject expertise and consider how the approaches might be relevant to your own development as an early career teacher. Developing my subject expertise felt fundamental during my NQT year. Although I was grateful to receive excellent training from my teacher training, I started my NQT year teaching new texts and had a new exam board to get to grips with. Therefore, using every opportunity I could allowed me to develop my own subject expertise. Such as, using whole staff training; the staff library; the support from the Chartered College of Teaching; EEF guidance and observing others in my school. By utilising the generic, and whole school, approaches to CPD, this made me reflect on the ways I could use this in my own subject and my own practice. Like most schools, new terms start at Meols Cop with INSET days devoted to whole sc

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    Angela Murphy

    A great article to flag up to our English trainees who will commence their NQT year September 2020. Thank you.

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