What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

Our school is wonderfully tight-knit which comes from the small through-school qualities and has fostered more primary/secondary collaborations than I had experienced in the UK. As an English teacher, my day-to-day teaching was greatly affected by the change in cohort comparably: my previous UK schools were in deprived areas with predominantly white working-class families with... Continue Reading →

Time to be brave

Ultimately I fell into teaching as I wasn’t ready to give up the study of literature and everyday I learn something new; about a text, an author, a student, a new approach and often about myself. I have taught in a variety of schools up and down the UK and have taken my first foray... Continue Reading →

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