Liz  Hillier Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Liz Hillier

English Lecturer
Tameside College

In the 18 years since I qualified as an English teacher in the UK I have had two main objectives. The first has been to design lessons and resources that inspire and challenge students of all ages and abilities; and the second has been to promote the importance of Literacy Across the Curriculum so that we have literate students in all subject areas. During this time, I have accumulated a vast range of experience in both fields.

Subjects: Education, Literature


Teaching English to young people is something that I am extremely passionate about.


    The University of Manchester (PGCE/QTS)
    The University of Edinburgh: MA (Hons) English Literature

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Curriculum design

    Literacy Across the Curriculum

    Using Multi-Modal texts in English

    Socratic and Dialogical Talk in the Classroom

Personal Interests

    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.


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 Featured Title - Make Key Stage 3 Matter in English - 1st Edition book cover



Liz Hillier presents at NATE 2019 in Chester! Effective Transition from KS2 to KS4

By: Liz Hillier
Subjects: Education

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.