VNET EDUCATION CIC

English Professional Community 2023/2024

The English Professional Community will be facilitated and supported by Jenny Kirk, MAT English Leader.

The English Professional Community will:

Our English Professional Community will provide English subject leaders with the opportunity to come together to share excellence and consider subject specific challenges in English. English Leaders will receive time in every session to reflect on recommended best practice and work with colleagues to support each other with the implementation of these strategies into their own schools.

Being part of the English Professional Community will:

  • Ensure that English leaders keep up to date with national updates

  • Work with other subject leaders

  • Have access to English subject experts

Evidence-based practice and pedagogy will underpin thinking of every session. Subject Leaders will contribute agenda items so that every session is current and ensures maximum impact on practice.

Sessions will focus on updates in English education including, DfE, STA, Ofsted, and will give English Leaders the opportunity to share good practice and network with other primary English subject leaders.

Dates

Session 1

Thursday 21 September 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 2

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

This face to face session will take place at Glen Lodge.

Session 3

Wednesday 24 January 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 4

Tuesday 28 February 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 5

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Session 6

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

This session will be held virtually.

Join the English Professional Community!

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Jenny Kirk

Jenny is a primary class teacher with over twenty-five years of experience, including as a senior leader and school improvement officer. She has led English and reading across a multi academy trust. Jenny has helped develop teacher's practice by planning alongside and coaching them, and worked with schools to provide rigorous, well thought out Quality First Teaching for their pupils. She is currently a KS1 moderator for Norfolk, and has been for seven years.

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