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A  Virtual English Conference

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We invite you to join us for our virtual English conference on 26th June. Our line-up is headlined by Stewart Gale (HMI Reading Champion) who will be speaking on Ofsted’s approach to Deep Dives in Reading. We will also be hearing from Kate Griggs of ‘Made by Dyslexia’ who will be speaking on ‘Dyslexia and the Digital Future' and Rebecca Cosgrave of Babcock LDP, who will be speaking on the importance of teaching vocabulary.

There will also be a wide range of breakout sessions run by the hub literacy specialist team and other external partners.

The keynote and breakout speakers will focus on the three current priorities of the English Hubs programme:

 Stirring up a love of reading

 Strengthening the teaching of vocabulary

 Systematically teaching early reading through synthetic phonics


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  • Stewart Gale

    Reading Champion, HMI

    Stewart Gale is specially trained to deliver training to Ofsted Inspectors and Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) about early reading and phonics, and the inspection of these under the new EIF. He has extensive senior experience as headteacher of 2 primary schools. He has also been a school improvement adviser in 2 different local authorities. He has particular expertise in evaluating the impact of leadership and management on the curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment as well as working with governors in a variety of contexts for school improvement.

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    CEO, Made in Dyslexia

    Kate is founder, CEO of Made By Dyslexia, a global charity led by successful dyslexics, which aims to help the world properly understand, value and support dyslexia. Dyslexic herself, Kate attended a pioneering school that nurtured dyslexic strengths. Trained in dyslexia, she has worked in the field for many years as a campaigner and researcher and spoken around the world, including a TEDTalk. In 2005, Kate founded charity Xtraordinary People, devising and leading a high-profile campaign, uniting the UK dyslexia charities, culminating in the UK government's Rose Dyslexia Review. In 2017, with the help of Richard Branson, Kate launched Made By Dyslexia, and in 2018 the charity partnered with Microsoft to create free digital solutions to level the playing-field, so every dyslexic child is identified and supported. Their Dyslexia Awareness Training, launched in 2019, has been viewed by 200,000+ people.

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    Primary English Adviser, Babcock LDP

    Rebecca Cosgrave is the Lead Primary English Adviser with Babcock LDP, based in the South West. She has extensive experience as an adviser and as a teacher in London and Devon. The Babcock LDP team support all aspects of school improvement in English, including training and support for subject leaders. Together with the team at Babcock, she has written The No Nonsense materials. Recently they have produced a suite of Vocabulary Development CPD materials for schools.

    Rebecca's Talk "Lessons from Teaching Vocabulary Systematically"
  • Ann-Marie Rutter

    Consultant Trainer for Ruth Miskin Training
    Ann-Marie is a consultant trainer for Ruth Miskin Training, as well as supporting the English Hub Training Centre in providing support to several regional DfE English Hubs. Prior to her current roles, she gained a great deal of experience as a class teacher and subsequently as an assistant headteacher, literacy coordinator and reading leader.