BiographyTeaching English to young people is something that I am extremely passionate about.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Literacy Across the Curriculum
Using Multi-Modal texts in English
Socratic and Dialogical Talk in the Classroom
I am an ardent writer and although my first published book Make Key Stage Three English Matter in English is an academic book, I still love to write creatively and hope to have my original fiction published at some point in the future. Furthermore, I have run a half-termly book club for the senior pupils at my current school who also share my passion for reading and debating the issues that arise in a range of texts. Based on my personal experiences, I have done a great deal of volunteering, campaigning and fundraising for BLISS, the charity for babies born too soon, too sick which has meant that I built a fantastic relationship with my local NHS Trust in Ipswich.
By: Liz Hillier
No Longer the buffer zone! Effective transition across the KS3 English curriculum model
Following on from last year’s successful workshop, Liz will be presenting the next stage in the planning of a robust KS3 English curriculum model. This practical, pragmatic and engaging workshop will support those who have a vested interest in planning transition from KS2 to KS3 and KS3 to KS4. As well as having time to reflect and share their current practise, delegates will work alongside teacher and educational writer Liz Hillier, author of ‘Make KS3 Matter in English’ in establishing meaningful transition across three phases. Believing that KS3 is the pivotal and most creative of the curriculum phases, Liz will provide a range of activities that will influence any future transition planning. From creating fluid long-term plans that help students aged between 10 and 16 build on their skills across the three phases, to embedding meaningful media and speaking and listening into transition, this workshop will give delegates the opportunity to think about how English departments can plan a robust KS3 English curriculum that is able to withstand change at a national level.